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Anti-Racism Resources

Multicultural books for kids to use when talking about racism


24 books with black protagonists by black authors

Shades of People by Shelley Rotner- a lovely exploration of the physical traits that differ between us.

The Age of Innocence- letter to educators from the Georgia Child Care Association emphasizing that humans are not born racists and that we have a responsibility to ensure racism is not taught to them in early childcare.

Teaching for Black Lives- an updated look at 'Teaching for Black Lives' written in  2018. It is a collection of writings that helps educators humanize blacks in curriculum, teaching, and policy and connects lessons to young people’s lives.

Kids' books about race- a list of kids' books that handle subjects like race and equality with grace, offering a perfect starting point for parents.

Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America- book on raising white kids to be mindful of racial relations while understanding their own identity and the role they can play for justice.

How to Ally- useful Instagram post from @wastefreemarie about the dos and don'ts of being an ally.

How to talk to your children about protests and racism- broken down by age group, this article discusses the importance of teaching your child about racism.

How black and white families are talking about racism- article chronicling how different types of families are talking (or not talking) to their children about racism during this time.


Talking race with young children- 20 minute podcast providing guidelines and information.

Sesame Street town hallfor both parents and children called "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism".


How to support Black Lives Matter, wherever you are- suggestions on how to get involved with the movement.

Civil Rights Activity Book- free activity book with coloring pages, workbook sections, games, and more provided by the Civil Rights Memorial Center.

Britt Hawthorne- anti-bias anti-racism educator with countless resources and an active Instagram account that informs and asks questions of her large community.

Raising Equity- course for adults on talking about racism and equity with kids.

More resource roundups:

Anti-Racism Resources- compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race- from Pretty Good Design

Should you talk to children about race/racism?- newsletter from Seemi of Trillium Montessori calling for educators to engage in questions and discussions around race and listing even more helpful resources.