This beautiful coloring book talks to kids about the border, family separation, and empathy

The unfinished illustrations in the book are themselves an act of optimism, encouraging children to imagine a world without lines others create for them. “Children teach us,” writes Ai-Jen Poo, cofounder of Families Belong Together, a coalition of close to 250 organizations working to end family separation and detention, in the foreword to a new children’s coloring and activity book published by the organization Coloring Without Borders. “They challenge us to think about why we have certain rules, why we live the way we do. They start from a place free of hierarchy of human value, free of the power dynamics that define our realities. They don’t yet see the borders that we have drawn. They don’t yet color inside the lines.”Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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