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30 takes on the talk

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A review of The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Thirty award-winning authors and illustrators share stories and discussions about "the talk" - the conversations they have with their children about race and racism, identity, and self-esteem. For some parents it's a way to prepare their kids, for others it's a way to protect them, for still others it's a way to explain. All of the talks and the reasons for the talk are varied, just like humans are varied. 

Talking through the tough stuff builds a better tomorrow. Helping kids become more aware and better equipped to handle challenges is something parents have been working hard on as we forge our way through pandemic times and this anthology shares experience and wisdom in letters, lists, poems, short stories and essays. The artwork is as diverse as the messages, including watercolor, collage, pen and ink, acrylic, comic and digital art.  

The Talk is a follow up to We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, a collection of 96 pages of art and words from 50 authors and artists to help children find peace and strength in the face of prejudice and racism.

May 19, 2022