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Healing Divides: Racism

Anti-Racism Resources for Children and Families

Anti-Racism Resources for Children and Families

by on July 22, 2020

Alfie: (The Turtle That Disappeared), written by Thyra Heder

All Are Welcome, written by Alexandra Penfold

All the Colors We are: The Story of how We Get Our Skin Color, written by Katie Kissinger

Alma and How She Got Her Name, written by Juana Martinez-Neal

AntiRacist Baby, written by Ibram X. Kendi

B Is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings, written by Melissa Munro Boyd

Colors of Us, written by Karen Katz

Dear Malala, We Stand with You, written by Rosemary A. McCarney

Dreamers, written by Yuyi Morales

Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, written by Laurie Ann Thompson

Firebird, written by Misty Copeland

Four Feet, Two Sandals, written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed

Hair Love, written by Matthew A. Cherry

I Am Enough, written by Grace Byers

I Believe I Can, written by Grace Byers

I Like Myself!, written by Karen Beaumon

Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt Dela Peña

Leila’s Lunchbox - A Ramadan Story, written by Reem Faruori

Let’s Talk About Race, written by Julius Lester

Lola at the Library, written by Anna McQuinn

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans, written by Phil Bildner

Marwan's Journey, written by Patricia de Arias

Mommy’s Khimar, written by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

My Diary from Here to There, written by Amada Irma Pérez

Pelé King of Soccer/El rey del fútbol, written by Monica Brown

Ron’s Big Mission, written by Rose Blue

Same. Same but Different, written by Jennie Sue KOSTECKIN-Shaw

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World, written by Susan Hood

Shine!, written by Chris Grabenstein and J. J. Grabenstein

Speak Up, written by Miranda Paul

Strictly No Elephants, written by Lesa Mantchev

Sulwe, written by Lupita Nyong'o

That Is My Dream!, written by Langston Hughes

The Day You Begin, written by Jacqueline Woodson

The King of Kindergarten, written by Derrick Barnes

The Name Jar, written by Yangsook Choi

The Skin You Live In, written by Michael Tyler

The Undefeated, written by Kwame Alexander

Visiting Day, written by Jacqueline Woodson

We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street), written by Bobbi Kates

Who’s Knees are These?, written by Jabari Asim

Wings, written by Christopher Myers


Young Readers

145th Street Stories, written by Walter Dean Myers

A Phoenix, First Must Burn: Sixteen

Brave. Black. First., written by Cheryl Hudson

Brown Girl Dreaming, written by Jacqueline Woodson

Bud, Not Buddy, written by Christopher Paul Curtis

Dear Martin, written by Nic Stone

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, written by Andrea Pinkney

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

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, written by Bryan Stevenson

Let it Shine, written by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, written by Jason Reynolds

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X, written by Ilyasah Shabazz

My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope, written by Diane Guerrero and Erica Moroz

My Hair is a Garden, written by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Of Thee I Sing, A Letter to My Daughters, written by Barack Obama

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation, written by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Hate U Give, written by Angie Thomas

The Stars Beneath our Feet, written by David Barclay Moore

Young Water Protectors: A Story about Standing Rock, written by Aslan Tudor, Jason EagleSpeaker, and Kelly Tudo


Videos and other Resources for Parents and Children

https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism  PBS has a tremendous list of resources and videos for young children.

https://www.weareteachers.com/anti-racism-videos/?utm_content=1591732747&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1i2xWH7wS0wt6N-jyO0Or1pfpmgjpAudgCT_LDgKfWhpNjo4B2JAuOucs These videos assist us in explaining the difficult topic of racism to children.

https://d13b20c8-be4f-4f53-8fa8-e12dbb31f8d7.filesusr.com/ugd/e6152f_2443453e72fd4b76a73adfabc0c31039.pdf This is an extensive link compiled by St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School in Washington, DC. Resources on equity, diversity, & Inclusion for young children through adults.

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