'That's strange': This local children's book series tackles racism and other issues

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Willow begins to question why there seems to be a different set of rules, for people of different races. (Supplied/Delightfultales.co.za)
Willow begins to question why there seems to be a different set of rules, for people of different races. (Supplied/Delightfultales.co.za)

Willow asks, ‘Why?’ is a new children's book by authors Kimberley Clow and Graham Geiger-Krige, and features illustrations by Brice Reignier. 

It is the first in a series called Delightful Tales About Difficult Topics which seeks to facilitate honest and healthy conversations, even around uncomfortable topics, between parents and kids. 

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Children's book illustrations

(Supplied/Delightfultales.co.za) 

This delightful tale, written in rhyme and told through playful illustrations, is about a curious character called Willow who begins to question why there seems to be a different set of rules, for people of different races.

The light-hearted yet powerful message is that we should always question the world around us and learn to see the ‘invisible’ roles that power and privilege play.

Only then, can we challenge them.

Children's book illustrations

(Supplied/Delightfultales.co.za) 

Find out more about the book by visiting Delightfultales.co.za

The authors believe that conversations about race shouldn’t start and finish with story time, so a portion of their profits are being donated to the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA). 

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