‘Momma, Did You Hear The News?’: New book helps parents talk about police brutality
Sanya Gragg is acutely aware of the fact that parents nowadays doing just have ‘the talk’ with their kids about the birds and the bees but also ‘the talk’ about police brutality and what to do if they are faced with the fact that their skin color may make them a target.
“I knew there would be many families having ‘the talk’ with their children,” Gragg told The Huffington Post. “It confirmed that this was my assignment.”
To that end, Gragg decided to write a children’s book called Momma, Did You Hear The News?
In the book, Gragg even provides a mantra for parents to teach their children:
A – Always use your mannersL – Listen and complyI – In control of your emotionsV – Visible hands alwaysE – Explain everything