Mrs. Kathryn Massey Cheves Aldridge

Human Development and Family Studies
School of Health and Human Sciences
Assistant Professor, 2015
Academic Professional Associate Professor, 2019

The Girl with the Brown Crayon
by Vivian Gussin Paley

"The Girl with the Brown Crayon tells a story of a teacher and a child, interweaving the themes of race, identity, gender, and the essential human needs to create and belong." Author Vivian Paley takes this journey with her 5-year-old student, Reeny. I believe we all need to make this journey to explore these aspects of our lives; to travel this path with friends and colleagues who are different from us. Having child-like perspective supports self-discovery and the realization of where we belong and how we can make the most valuable contributions.

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