"As someone who was raised by activist parents, and as a parent who has brought my own children up in a movement for peace, justice, and equity, I appreciate The Sandbox Revolution. The essays in this book will challenge and comfort all those interested in raising generations of conscious and committed young people."
The Sandbox Revolution
Raising Kids for a Just World
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It is a complex time to be a parent. Our climate is in crisis, and economic inequality is deepening. Racialized violence is spreading, and school shootings are escalating. How do we, as parents, cultivate in our children a love of the earth, a cry for justice, and a commitment to nonviolence? Where do we place our bodies so we teach our kids that resistance is crucial and change is possible? What practices do we hold as a family to encourage them to work with their hands, honor their hearts, and nurture their spirits?
The Sandbox Revolution calls upon our collective wisdom to wrestle with the questions, navigate the challenges, offer concrete practices, and remind parents of the sacredness of the work. Written by parents who are also writers, pastors, teachers, organizers, artists, gardeners, and activists, this anthology offers a diversity of voices and experiences on topics that include education, money, anti-racism, resistance, spirituality, disability justice, and earth care.
To begin conversations with your kids about topics from The Sandbox Revolution, download Lydia Wylie-Kellermann's list of children's book recommendations.