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    #198861 - 08/19/14 08:04 PM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: Dude]
    greenlotus Offline
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    Registered: 02/17/14
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    Ours is a transracial family so we are very invested in finding movies, books, schools, etc. that are diverse. If you are looking for books, librarians are fantastic at finding books with minority characters. The library we most often go to is used to me begging them to find more books with female heroines who aren't white.

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    #198869 - 08/20/14 12:52 AM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: greenlotus]
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    Originally Posted By: greenlotus
    The library we most often go to is used to me begging them to find more books with female heroines who aren't white.
    Have you kept a reading list? Do you have a collection of titles to share?

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    #198873 - 08/20/14 02:03 AM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: MegMeg]
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    Also not a movie (yet) but the current events news regarding 13-year old Little League star player Mo'ne Davis and the Dragons may be inspirational to many girls.

    Mo'ne is said to be the first Little League player to make the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. An image of that cover appears in this USA today article: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/08/mone-davis-sports-illustrated

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    #198876 - 08/20/14 05:20 AM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: greenlotus]
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    It's OK to look for "representative" movies and books, but I also expect my children to take interest in stories whose main characters are not of their race and sex.

    From "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois:
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    I sit with Shakespeare, and he winces not. Across the color line I move arm and arm with Balzac and Dumas, where smiling men and welcoming women glide in gilded halls. From out of the caves of evening that swing between the strong-limbed Earth and the tracery of stars, I summon Aristotle and Aurelius and what soul I will, and they come all graciously with no scorn nor condescension. So, wed with Truth, I dwell above the veil. Is this the life you grudge us, O knightly America? Is this the life you long to change into the dull red hideousness of Georgia? Are you so afraid lest peering from this high Pisgah, between Philistine and Amalekite, we sight the Promised Land?

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    #198884 - 08/20/14 07:06 AM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: Bostonian]
    indigo Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Bostonian
    take interest in stories whose main characters are not of their race and sex.
    Yes! smile Some have called this the concept of "mirror books" and "window books"... intriguing imagery, I think.

    The concept is examined in this blog from Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, crediting Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop with the concept of "mirror books" and "window books": Mirrors for reflecting one's own culture, and Windows for providing a glimpse into other cultures.

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    #198887 - 08/20/14 07:42 AM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: MegMeg]
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    If you have Amazon prime - check out Annedroids on Instant video.

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    #198893 - 08/20/14 09:24 AM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: MegMeg]
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    I liked the British show "Chef" from way back. It is really funny (there are youtube clips). Not sure at what age I would let a child watch though ...

    Also "Desmond's" from the BBC (it is a situation comedy - DVDs available on amazon).


    Edited by cmguy (08/20/14 09:28 AM)

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    #198899 - 08/20/14 09:45 AM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: MegMeg]
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    Annedroids looks great! I'm might have to get Amazon Prime just for that!

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    #198923 - 08/20/14 01:20 PM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: MegMeg]
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    Here's a good resource. Nothing there for my six-year-old, but could be good for older kids and teens.

    NAACP Image Award

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    #198930 - 08/20/14 02:26 PM Re: Movies that aren't about white people [Re: MegMeg]
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    For older kids and tweens: Children of Heaven and Rabbit Proof Fence

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