The Conscious Kid w/ Ramon Stephens

Ramon Stephens (Executive Director, The Conscious Kid) joins Katie Lowes to highlight the power of books as a tool to disrupt racism and promote healthy racial identity development in youth.  Ramon shares the genesis of his organization, The Conscious Kid and what exactly goes into their curated children’s reading lists. Katie and Ramon talk about the curriculum in America’s education system and Ramon provides practical and effective ways parents can initiate critical conversations around race outside of school.  Plus, did you know that Dr. Seuss’s content is actually problematic? Tune in to learn why and what to encourage kids to read instead.  Crib Notes: @theconsciouskid – Instagram  Book mentions: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick D. Barnes The King of Kindergarten by Derrick D. Barnes Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor, illustrated by Frank Morrison Additional book recommendations from The Conscious Kid: Board book: Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis  Picture books: All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, illustrated by Bryan Collier  I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James  Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly Learn more about your ad-choices at See for privacy information.

by Katie's Crib