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This story is about what would happen if Zebra’s lost their stripes and some where black and some were white. Would they still get along and be friends? Would they still be allowed to play together or would they be segregated to different lands?I bought this book because it was part of a package being sold through Scholastic for black history month. I don’t think I would have bothered buying it on my own. Working with preschool and Kindergarten children, I find this topic of black and white segr...
I chose this picture book because it is a very simple story yet it has a very poignant message. This book might not work well in the public school system because it deals with God and religion. My son attends a private, Catholic school and this book would be appropriate at a setting such as his school. It's important that children learn from an early age that even though we might look different with one another, we need to celebrate our commonalities. We need to teach respect. A simple story suc...
though I appreciate the wonderful story about being equal, the whole mention of God kind of threw me off. We are non-believers and had I known it would mention it, I would have passed on it. other than that it's a great message to teach young ones.
This is very obviously a book about racial equality.
Diversity. Love. Belonging.
Summary of the bookThe story of how it had been if the zebras had lost their stripes, and it had been black and white zebras. Would the zebras recognize their common identity, or would they begin to notice their new differences in color and start to fight? The answer to what that can happen in good and evil is illustrated in the book.The major themes of the story:Equivalence, we (every human life) are all worth the same no matter what skin color you have.Personal response to the text:It is so im...
I really liked the message of this book, which is to show children in a very simple way that no matter a persons color, we are all Gods creation. It teaches that superficial qualities like the color we see on the outside doesn't matter when it comes to acceptance and friendship. The zebras, whether they are black or white, are still zebras, just as people are still people no matter what.
3rd-4th Read Aloud: A simple rhyming picture book with a deep message. Generated lots of discussion about the importance of not judging people based on appearance. We discussed the difference between racism and prejudice. Great for symbolism and theme.
A beautifully illustrated, well-written, simple yet deeply impactful story to be used in understanding diversity and race relations. Also, just cute. So there.
Colorful story with a rhyming narrative and a social message. Our girls liked this book.
A good book that, at it's heart, addresses racism by asking questions about zebras that end up black and white.
Great art! A wonderful way to tell kids that what they look like do not change who they are.