• Megan

Still doing the work, part 5

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

We took (another) break last week… Sorry y’all! Did you even notice? New responsibilities added onto our plates recently has made it so that we have to re-learn our juggle, and we just haven’t gotten it down pat yet.


Anyway, diving right back in to how we are teaching about diversity at home in case anyone has forgotten how important it is…


We took a little bit of a break from advertising the books in this “doing the work” series because I didn’t want that to be the ONLY way we were diversifying our home. But if I’m being honest, books are life in the Cardwell house, so we’re sharing another one with you this week.


So what book are we going to be talking about this week? I’m so glad you asked, non-existent person talking to me!


It’s called 10 Busy Brooms by Carole Gerber.


This one is kind of fun too, because it’s a Halloween book and guess what friends? There are only 12 more Fridays until Halloween, including this Friday. I know like that sounds like a lot of time, but it really isn’t. And what’s more, there’s a chance we might not all be able to go around our neighborhoods trick-or-treating like we may have in year’s past. And if that’s the case, we’ll need to find any way that we can to make this a fun, memorable holiday for the kids despite the ongoing pandemic and lockdowns.


So why not do that, while also bringing some diversity to their little eyeballs? Sounds like a win, win to me.


We got this book last year around Halloween in our Amazon book box and decided that it was one of the cutest things. We read it all year round, we love it so much.


It features 10 littles dressed as witches, all helping each other out of tricky situations. The witches are all so diverse. Some have glasses, some have dark hair, some have light, some have dark skin, some have light, one little witch even appears to be wearing what I would label a hijab. So much diversity in one group of kids!


There are so many messages here I love. Helping others in need, looking out for people even if you don’t know them, teamwork, dusting yourself off, welcoming differences… I mean I don’t know if the author of the book had all of this in mind, or if I’m reading way into things, but whatever. I’m here for it.


If you’re interested in learning more or reading reviews on 10 Busy Brooms, you can check it out on Amazon here. Here at the Cardwell house, we highly recommend it.