Episode Description: There’s enormous value in having friends who are different from you, and part of our job as parents and leaders is to help our kids realize this. In this episode, Mitchell McGhee interviews Amanda Roman-Leak, author of “Jackson and the Not-So-Colorful Day.” Amanda shares the inspiration and message behind her book, and she unpacks some practical tips for making every student feel welcome and having these conversations with your kids.

Episode Recap:

  • Get to know Amanda Roman-Leak (1:14)
  • The inspiration behind “Jackson and the Not-So-Colorful Day” (3:27)
  • What can leaders do to make sure they’re engaging all students? (9:14)
  • Can you tell us more about the characters in the book? (12:17)
  • How can we help our kids befriend people who are different from them? (18:40)
  • Try these conversation starters with your kids (28:35)
  • Why is this story important for ministry leaders? (31:30)
  • What is at stake if we don’t help our students value diversity? (33:56)