• A friend did not have the luxury of teaching his almost-five year old about racism through fiction. He had to explain about white supremacists and neo-Nazis last week. The joys of being Jewish at this wonderful moment.

  • I dunno how good of friends you are with them, but have you thought about asking Ellie’s parents how or where you could start? I applaud you for having a talk and laying the building blocks. I’m sure there are also good resources elsewhere, but maybe Ellie’s parents might have good books to help with the multi-culturalist perspective.

    Good luck though.

    • We’re Facebook friends and get along pretty well, but we’re not hugely close. I’m also wary of putting too much emotional burden on them.