• Megan

Still doing the work, part 6

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

Hi, my name is Megan and I’m going to stop apologizing for taking some time off of writing. I would really like to do it more consistently. For a while I was killing it! But life gets in the way and you know what, the juggle is real. And that’s not something I’m going to apologize for anymore.

But do you know what I didn’t take time off of? Learning and growing in the Cardwell household. But more importantly, learning so that we can help Addison grow up to be a good and accepting and kind person.


So, I am back it this week to share what we have been doing at home. And surprise! It’s another book. Bet you didn’t see that one coming, huh?


Our books that we ordered from Black Pearl Books, here in Austin, showed up recently and we have been visiting all of them often. (So, you already know what’s coming the next couple of weeks too… We love books, okay?)


This week, I am sharing the book by Lisa Blecker called, “Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors.”


Have you heard of it? It is so cute!


This book can also be sung to a tune (music and lyrics at the beginning) if you want to have a go at your own little American Idol show right at home while you’re working on actively not being racist at the same time! I chalk that up as a win-win in the entertainment + growing department!


I love this book. Not only does Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors teach kids that people come in different colors, they also come in different sizes and shapes but that we’re all still beautiful. It goes through different fruits that are big, small, round, tall. It touches on how they may all have different skin but despite the differences on their outsides, the insides are the same and we are still all loveable.


What a great message to teach a child, right? SIGN ME UP. These are the things I want to instill in Addison. These are messages that are important for her to learn.


Addison loves this book too because it has some of her favorite foods and it has so many different colors! It’s super fun for her to look at and she now autopilots toward it on her bookshelf a lot since it arrived on our doorstep.


10/10 we love and recommend this book for so many reasons!


Interested in getting your own copy? You can find it on Amazon, or if you want to support a local, woman-of-color-owned bookstore (and I highly recommend that you do), you can find it at Black Pearl Books.


So, tell me, what are you guys doing at home to instill these lessons? Do you have any books that need to land on our bookshelf that we haven’t already mentioned?

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