Resources for Anti-Racism and Anti-Biased Education 
    • (Dawson's Student Voice Group presents a Black History Month community share in 2019.)

Dawson's Diversity Statement

The distinct Dawson learning environment is reflective of the diverse community that surrounds us. The celebration of differences drives the Dawson mission and unifies the school-wide focus of self and social awareness. Students benefit from working with and learning from other students and teachers who are varied in learning styles, socioeconomic backgrounds, race, religions, ideology, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture and ethnicity. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming learning community.


More than ever, it is important to take the words of Dawson’s Diversity Statement and Core Beliefs to heart as we work together to model for our children what it means to be agents of positive change in support of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We must be unwavering in our commitment to helping our children build communities where everyone truly feels valued, safe, and accepted.

We will continue to expand this list as we learn more.

Dawson Family Read-Alouds and Guided Reflection

The Alexander Dawson School faculty presents family read-alouds featuring diverse anti-bias/anti-racist children’s books. Each reading includes discussion questions regarding identity, history, race, and more, to help guide these important reflections at home.

Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o

Full reading with discussion questions.

Questions: Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o

Discussion questions only.

Don't Touch My Hair! By Sharee Miller

We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song by Debbie Levy

Skin Again by bell hooks

Allie's Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber

Full reading with reflection questions throughout the story.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.