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The Secrets of Skin Colour
by Rita Bhandari

Open your eyes! Ready your ears! It’s time to learn with the Ace Compeers! The Ace Compeers are a diverse group of friends committed to learning all about the world and helping others. Join Ang, Basma, Riley, Erika, and Manjeet as they learn about skin colour and the ways people are both different and similar. Using kid-friendly language and an antiracist framework, this first book of The Ace Compeers series uses inquiry-based learning techniques to draw connections between skin colour, genetics, geography, and history. It sets the foundation upon which children can shift their preconceived ideas of race and adopt an accurate understanding of skin colour. This book also features study questions to foster a hunger for learning and guide discussion with young readers, making this book an excellent resource for parents, schools, and educational organizations.

"In an entertaining fun-loving manner, the author challenges young readers to explore and discover racial truths through scientific facts." Karen Schlacht, Reg. N, M. Ed. Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Public Health "As a middle school principal, I am elated to see how the author brought science to life making it fun, engaging, and relevant for students with the added bonus of being culturally relevant. The scientific examination of race will spark healthy conversations in classrooms without taking away from instruction. An educators dream." Dr. Sheka Houston Middle School Principal Best Selling Author/ International Speaker Co-Owner Create and Educate, LLC "As a person of colour living in America, I can see the need for creating racial awareness within all of our communities, and the author delivers with this book. Having done genetic research in the past, I applaud the author for eloquently providing accurate scientific background contributing to the reader’s educational experience." Dr. Sami A. Iqbal, BMSc, DDS

From a young age, Rita Bhandari’s French Canadian and South Asian background fostered in her a deep curiosity about race. Her biracial identity and lived experiences have fueled her curiosity about the science and history of race and inspired her to become an educator and advocate for equity and inclusion. Rita has been teaching for ten years and earned three certificates from the Equity Literacy Institute and a professional Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. Rita lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and three-year-old toddler.


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