Community Ratings (1)
Click or tap each bar for details
Different Differenter is a beautifully-illustrated, full-color, arts-based book that thoughtfully addresses everyday skin color (and race) conversations. Make art. Perform a play for the nanas. Eat a yummy homemade dessert. Bring home the message of oneness.
Different Differenter is a beautifully-illustrated, full-color activity book for children that thoughtfully addresses everyday skin color consciousness (and bias) in a way that’s easy to understand.
Children’s rich observations and questions about color, caste, and race elicit accurate yet straightforward responses. Jyoti’s art-and-craft-based book takes you on a playful and creative discovery to find answers that work for you and your family—while creatively introducing facts of history and 15-plus new words. Make art. Perform a play for the nanas when they’re in town. Eat a yummy homemade dessert. Ooh! and aah! about how each member of the family has a different skin color.
Utilize this educational tool that sets the context for the hard conversations about self-awareness, color, discrimination, and identity. Subjects included in the book are biology about skin (melanin, genes, adaptation); culturally-related aspects (food, art practices, region/ethnicity); colorism’s social impact (bullying, media bias); and solutions (bystander intervention, activism, and media literacy).