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Anti-Racism Resources for Children and Parents

Resources to Talk About Race with Children

Picture Books

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

Race Cars: A Children’s Book About White Privilege by Jenny Devenny

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester and Karen Barbour

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story of Racial Injustice by Marietta Collins PhD

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory (links to free video read-along)

Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy.


Upper Elementary Books

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj


Mature 5th Grade, Middle School and Up

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

The Stars Beneath our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds


High School Books

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Dear Martin by Nic Stone


Compiled Resources to Share with Children

Your kids aren’t too young to talk about race: Resource Roundup.

27 books to help you talk to your kids about racism

How to Educate Your Children on Riots & Protests

George Floyd Was a Dad

31 Children's Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance


Anti-Racism Resources for White Adults


White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

Embrace Race

Facing history and ourselves

How to Be Anti-Racist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definite History of Racist Ideas in America by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Person You Mean to Be by Dolly Chugh


Other Resources

CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism

Common Sense Media Roundtable: Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in a World of Nonstop News

Anti-Racist Resources (compilation of books, films and other tools)

NPR Podcast: Talking Race with Young Children

Instagram Accounts to follow: just to name a few




          @readlikearockstar—resources to use with children

          @aproneducation—resources to use with children

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