Jul 21 2021

What We're Into This Summer

Summer is in full swing! For this season's edition of What We're Into, our CASA staff has recommendations on fun outdoor activities, books, podcasts, movies, shows, and more! Highlights include: "You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience" edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown and "Mixed-ish" on ABC. Find out what we're into this Summer

*Not all recommendations are appropriate for children

If your streaming queues are running low, watch:

Black-ish streaming on Hulu

Queen Sono streaming on Netflix

Mixed-ish streaming on Hulu

Workin' Moms streaming on Netflix

Insecure streaming on HBO Max

If you’re on the hunt for a good read, check out

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce D. Perry

"I’ve always been a big fan of Dr. Perry, having read other books of his, but this one is a vulnerable and personal conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Perry. They discuss the importance of asking the question 'What happened to us?' instead of 'What’s wrong with us?' to shift our approach to trauma and how it influences our biology." – Sara Bogan, Child Advocacy Specialist

You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience edited by Tarana Burke and Brene Brown

"It’s a beautifully written and heartbreaking anthology of essays from amazing Black artists expressing their most heartfelt stories around vulnerability, healing, and triumph." – Sara Bogan, Child Advocacy Specialist

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

"This is a book I've revisited every few years since I first read it in high school. Written in vignettes, Cisneros tells the story of a young Latina growing up in Chicago. From joyous memories with siblings to a heartbreaking portrayal of sexual assault, this book is one that will always stay with you." – Emily Witt, Digital Marketing Manager

If your work from home day is dragging along, tune into

Daily Drive from NPR—available on Spotify podcasts

Overheard from National Geographic—available on Spotify and Apple podcasts

If you're looking to get outside in the warm weather, here are some suggestions of places near Austin with kid-friendly activities!

The Dinosaur Park in Cedar Creek

Dreamland in Dripping Springs


2021 July CASA Recommends

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