Monday, May 18, 2009

Dinosaurs Help Kids Overcome Racism

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A herd of dinosaurs is helping kids overcome prejudice and racism.

Frederick Alimonti is the co-author of Tommy And The T- Tops (New Horizon Press), a children’s book about a group of green dinosaurs who encounter orange dinosaurs and chase them away because they look different.

Alimonti believes the dino tale can open up discussion about racism amongst parents and kids, and will help elementary schoolers understand prejudice in the world today.

He explains, “After reading this book, parents should review the news with their kids. Everything that’s happening in Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq are all examples of ethnically- driven conflicts.”

But while racism in the news is prevalent, today’s little ones may be more receptive to tolerance than ever before.

Alimonti notes, “[President] Obama’s election has been a great catalyst for discussing race issues in this country in a positive way. Kids have a living example of overcoming prejudice.

Tommy And The T-Tops hits shelves this June.

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