For Educators and Parents

We are learning just how early young children begin to notice and absorb ideas about racial myths. Below are resources to move us all away from whitewashed history and literature while guiding us adults in having conversations that support that movement.


Debunking The Myths: Talking with Children About Race, by Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative

Even Babies Discriminate: A Nurtureshock Excerpt, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryma

How To Raise Racist Kids, by Jonathan H. Liu

The Startlingly Profound (Yet Simple) Question My Daughter Asked About Racism, by Jennifer Harvey

Why White Parents Must Teach Their Children About Racism, by Lisa Duggan

Games & Flashcards

Urban Intellectuals Black History Flash Cards

Books for Adults

The Culturally Insclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World, by Dena R. Samuels

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, by Jennifer Harvey

The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism, by Debra Van Ausdale and Joe R. Feagin


Border Crossers

Raising Race Conscious Children

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ): For Families

Teaching While White

We Need Diverse Books

We Stories

Books for Young People

50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families **

Black Boy Joy: 29 Picture Books Featuring Black Male Protagonists **

Asian and Asian American Children’s Books for Ages 0-18 **

50 Latino Children’s Books You Should Know **

Children’s Books With Kids of Color Being Themselves **

50 Picture Books Starring Black Mighty Girls ** 

32 Native American Children’s Books **

** Thank you Courageous Change Consulting for these recommendations