Drawing of storybook picture

A Children's Storybook on the Intersections between Racial Identity, Inclusiveness and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many racial fissures and tensions, not just in America, but also around the world. Through creating a geographically ambiguous storybook, we hope to spark conversations between children and educators and parents on racial identity issues. Thus far, we have reached out to experts in the field and peers from the GCC, General Studies and Teachers College, who have positively responded to our project.

We have also secured an illustrator, whose mockups and moodboard can be found at: tinyurl.com/gccmoodboard. We have also drafted the storyline and are currently working on refining it, based on expert opinions.

Our long-term goal is to distribute this book, in both hard and soft copy, to as many parents, educators and children as possible. As both of us are currently domiciled in Singapore, we will be reaching out to libraries and teachers here to test-run and disseminate the book first. We will do the same through our connections with peers stateside and elsewhere.

Team Members:

Ashley Tan GS’23

Bernadette Gostelow GS’21