A Great Place to Start
- Understanding Equity and Inequity from Equity Literacy Institute.
- Arlington Public Schools Office of Equity and Excellence
- National Museum of African American History & Culture – Talking about Race
- NPR: Talking Race with Young Children A video for families on how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children.
- Pretty Good Design: Are your kids too young to talk about race? Nope.
Books for Kids
- Today’s Parent: 27 books to help you talk to your kids about racism
- A Kids Book About Racism – Jelani Memory
- Let the Children March – Monica Clark-Robinson
- We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street)
- Let’s Talk About Race – Julius Lester
- “The Colors of Us” by Karen Katz
- “Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester
- “The Skin I’m In: A First Look at Racism” by Pat Thomas
- Sesame Street’s “We’re Different, We’re the Same” by Bobbi Jane Kates
- “Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice” by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard
- “I Am Enough” by Grace Byers
- “Happy in Our Skin” by Fran Manushkin and Lauren Tobia
- “Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement” by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes
- “Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America” by Jennifer Harvey
- “Daddy Why Am I Brown?: A healthy conversation about skin color and family” by Bedford F. Palmer
- “A Terrible Thing Happened” by Margaret Holmes
- “Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi
Videos for Kids
- YouTube – Animation Series: Something Happened In Our Town – Read Aloud
- YouTube – Systemic Racism Explained
- YouTube – A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory – Read Aloud
- YouTube – The Tutu Teacher – Let’s Talk About Race – Read Aloud
More video suggestions from: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/08/26/kids-tv-shows-teach-anti-racism-celebrate-diversity/5606178002/
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