September 4-7 English - Books By Ani

Welcome to the September box!

Let's look at this month's theme

We have partly chosen this theme because Black History Month is approaching in October, and partly with the Dutch Kinderboekenweek theme of 'then and now' in mind.

The book that you are receiving is set in the 1900s, and so our accompanying activity encourages fun conversation and discovery about how things were back then, vs how they are now.


It also has some explicit references to race, and racism. These are subjects you may or may not have already discussed with your child - either way, we loved the following links which may also be useful for you and your family.


Are kids too young to talk about race? 

Is my skin brown because I drank chocolate milk? Beverly Daniel Tatum 

UNICEF: Talking to your kids about racism 



We hope you enjoy this month's experience as much as we have enjoyed preparing it!



Important note: Although we always research thoroughly, things change fast online so please do not feel that anything you see on any other site than represents Books By Ani's point of view. If you ever have any questions about this box, links we've pointed you to, or ANYTHING else - we're always here and we love to chat!