Books to spur your antiracist learning, and your family’s.

Yesterday, a member of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeled on George Floyd’s neck until he choked to death while three officers stood by. The pattern that followed — and yes, it is a pattern — is familiar. A protest planned via social media. Twitter and Instagram posts about racism and…


On fierce friendship in the face of loss

My favorite book by Bell Hooks is in my friend Kjersten’s house, I think. We’d spent a Friday afternoon in my kitchen with fellow mom friends, our circle’s version of Happy Hour, discussing love, grief, loss, and healing, our children tossing a football around outside. I mentioned my love for…


Fellow white parents, I’m talking to you

A photo of a mom reading a book to her child sitting in her lap.

Over the past week, I’ve heard from countless white parents like me who are ready to talk to their kids about racism. This suggests that many have been avoiding the discussion for far too long.

I am an educator and loud advocate for racially conscious reading. I believe that books…


On the Dangers of Naming Ourselves Woke White Teachers

The first time I garnered credit for fighting racism, I was fifteen. On the heels of a racially-charged, violent attack/conflict/atrocity that is not my story to tell, I was part of a group of students that came together to plan a way to address the racism in our school. We…

Laurie Hahn Ganser

Queen of the momselfie. Champion of the written word. Official member of the Sad Girls Club. Published by Huffington Post, Shakesville, and Herstry.

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