There are many resources going around on the internet it can be overwhelming. I looked at, read about, researched, and thought about all the different resources. I have included links for you to look at when you are ready to research.
CNN & Sesame Street Town Hall did a great job highlighting racism and how to explain it to the kids, of all ages. They allowed viewers to send in live questions during the town hall. I thought it was a great way to start the conversation and explain the things our kids are seeing on tv, hearing in the news, or pick up on us talking about. I included the link in case you didn’t get a chance to watch it or want to go back and rewatch with your kids.
These are some of the books I have ordered or we have in our home library. There are so many options on Amazon if you search for diversity or any topic that you are looking for. Our local libraries will be opening up soon too if you want to read it before you buy it. Sanna and Dapper Darlings have some of the books locally as well.
Most People By Michael Leannah
Shares scenarios of everyday life that children might experience, some scary to show to the world, and how to react. Also shows a lot of good people doing good things, but I think it’s a good conversation starter for diversity and kindness. I also like that the book explains that even bad people have good in them that need to be blossomed and grown.
We’re Different, We’re the Same By Bobbi Kates
The Proudest Blue
Story of 2 sisters, Hijab and Family
Something Happened in Our Town By Marianne Celano PhD
This story discusses a police shooting of a Black man in the town. I think this would be a good book for older children who are asking questions about recent news.
White Fragility By Robin DiAngelo
– I just added this to my Kindle
Other great online resources for different things you might be looking for.
Color of Change– The largest online racial justice organization in the country and helps fight to end the war on Black people in our country.
Way to talk with your children about Anti- Racism-The Today Show had a segment last week
Google Doc on Anti-Racism
-This document was shared by a follower. I haven’t reviewed all of the sources yet.
Snoop Dog posted a video on Instagram explaining Systemic Racism
Black nation app
The Conscious Kid -has great book resources on the website
The Mom Trotter- has a variety of books too
Amy Lemons-She is a teacher in Texas that has adopted 2 children from Congo and these are some of the books her 10-year-old daughter likes to read.
Jada Jones Series