We continue the national discussion on race and raising children by having Los Angeles Dads Group member Doyin Richards, author of the new children’s book What’s the Difference?: Being Different is Amazing., joins us on the Modern Dads Podcast
What’s the Difference? is aimed at children ages 2 to 10, and covers diversity and acceptance. It introduces children to race relations by teaching them not to be colorblind, but rather “race aware.” It encourages them to recognize and embrace the differences of the people they encounter in life.
Richards, a father of two who became an Internet sensation with a photo of him fixing one child’s hair while the other sat in a carrier on his chest, has written two previous books: Daddy Doin’ Work, about how to engage moms in helping fatherhood evolve, and the picture book I Wonder: Celebrating Daddies Doin’ Work.
Richards’ work has appeared in online publications such as Upworthy, Refinery29, TODAY Parents, AskMen.com, and Huffington Post. He was a featured speaker at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences for PwC, LexisNexis, the Dad 2.0 Summit and others.
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