As a Parent, What Are Ways I Can Engage My Family in Black History Month?:
- 45 Books to Teach Children About Black History – The Culture
- African American History Month Resources for Parents – Adlit.org
- 5 ways to celebrate Black History Month with your family – ChicagoNow.com
These resources were compiled by Center for Racial Justice in Education.
Talking About Race
Smithsonian's Museum of African-American History--family discussion questions
Website with articles, webinars, action guides, childrens books, and stories to meet the organizations 4 goals: nurture resilience in children of color; nurture inclusive, empathetic children of all stripes; raise kids who think critically about racial inequity; support a movement of kid and adult racial justice advocates for all children.
Books that help Explain Racism to Kids
New York Times list of books that help explain racism and protest to younger children.
Supporting Kids: Calming and Coping
Strategies from Peel School District o teaching children calming and hopeful strategies
Starting Point: Talking with Your Child about Racism
Strategies for talking to a child who has experienced racism
PBS Kids: Resource for Talking to Kids about Racism
Links to various PBS and PBS Kids resources for helping support children
The Only Wrong Thing to Say is Nothing
Blog post with resources on racism including a Jewish perspective
Talking to Kids about Xenophobia
From National Geographic talking to kids about bias towards Asians in time of COVID
Speaking up about Racism Around Coronavirus
Historical background and strategies from Teaching Tolerance
Talking to Kids about Discrimination from APA
From the American Psychological Association suggestions for how to talk to kids
Talking to Kids about Racism: How to Start the Conversation
Suggestions from Unicef, tips divided by age groups
Parents for Diversity: Booklists for different cultures
Suggested reading sorted by cultural experiences and age range
Racial literacy: Key Terms
Commonly used terms defined for clarity
100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice
This list takes uses quotes from the Raising Race Conscious Children website, modeling specific language that can be used with children in conversations about race
9 Things Parents Should Consider When Searching for Anti-Racist Media for Their Kids
A Washington Post article that guides parents through selecting media focused on anti-racism
How To Teach Your Kids About Tolerance - Guidelines for Parents
Child Development Institute
Being tolerant of differences doesn't mean sacrificing your own heritage or beliefs. However, can teach their kids to appreciate differences in others.
Talking to Children about Racism; American Academy of Pediatrics
Talking to children about racism can be complicated. The events happening in our nation right now make this an unavoidable but teachable moment.
Talking to Children About Racial Bias; American Academy of Pediatrics
Parents may better face today's challenges with an understanding of how racial bias works in children, as well as strategies to help them deal with and react to racial differences.
I am a Parent: Talking about race
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Resources provided through the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Guided activities, videos, conversations and discussion prompts with resources from the Museum.
Resources for Discussing Race Relations With Children
Helpful links for talking with your children about race, protests, violence, diversity, and activism in today’s world.
Let's talk: Facilitating critical conversations with students
(guide from Teaching Tolerance)
Video activity for children, plus family resource list
NYC Children's Theater
New York City Children's Theater believes Black lives matter. This page will provide resources for parents to have conversations with their children about race, empathy, and inclusivity.
Antiracism: A Starter Booklist
"One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of 'not racist.'" ― Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist The following 11…
Titles from Westbank Library: Learn about Racism
Change starts with understanding. The library offers many resources for all ages to help us understand the complexities of racism, the role of privilege, the need for allyship, and the history behind the protests that…
Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading List
In the wake of violence against Black Americans and in a moment of national reckoning, the Harvard Kennedy School Library has pulled together a reading list that is inspired and largely informed by Resources…
STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING by Ibram X. Kendi on Spotify (FREE!)
The audiobook of STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING by Ibram X. Kendi is currently available for free on Spotify.
Inheriting inequality: Austin's segregation and gentrification
Historical maps and charts trace history of segregation in Austin. As greater Austin booms, the poisonous legacy of segregation continues to cut off the African-American population from economic opportunities a…
Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
Brene Brown speakes with rofessor Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University about how to be antiracist.
How to speak to kids about race relations in America
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, co-authors of “All American Boys,” join Hoda and Jenna to talk about how parents can talk to their kids about race relations in America and why it’s important to continue these conversations.
Uncomfortable conversations podcast - Emmanuel Acho
Episode 2 Featuring Matthew McConaughey
Common Sense: Parent Trapped podcast
Psychologist shares with parents how to talk to kids about tough topics and build resilience
Talking Race with Young Children podcast
From NPR Series Parenting: Difficult Conversations - discussion with Sesame Street social impact VP
Common Sense Media: Helping Kids Process in time of nonstop news
Panel of experts discuss strategies for helping students process nonstop news about racism and trauma
Want to have better conversations about racism?
In this NPR podcast, author Ijeoma Oluo explores how to initiate conversations for real listening
Feeling Worried: Helping Kids Feel Safer from Sesame Street
Sesame Street animated video and parent strategies for calming children
Whose Voices Are Missing?
What voices are missing as we think about remote learning in Austin?
Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping kids hear the better angels of their nature
How kindness and tribalism interact - LifeKits podcast
Middle School Students Speak on Racism
Hear perspectives on race from students (YouTube video)
Black Parents Explain to their Children
Black parents and their children talking about race and police (YouTube video)
4 Steps to Fight Racism
Blog post re: next steps and readings
U.S. Businesses Taking Meaningful Action
Action steps for organizations from Harvard Business Review
Milliken Dept of Medicine Becoming Anti-Racist
Diagram of steps
Getting Over Your Fear of Talking about Diversity
Listening, asking good questions and other strategies
Confronting Racism at Work: A Reading List
Collection of Harvard Business review articles
What it Means to be Anti-Racist
Interview and suggestions with author Ibram X. Kendi
Guidelines for Being Allies
List of suggestions on how to be an ally
Justice in June
A month-long schedule of steps you can take each day to become a better ally to the Black community
Black Voices and Stories
Booklist curated by the EISD Librarians
Coretta Scott King Book Awards - All Recipients, 1970-Present
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture.
Pura Belpré Award winner titles
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of…
26 children’s books to support conversations on race
Acsa - Association of California School Educators
Be Anti-Racist: Kids Books About Race and Racism
Daniel Boone Regional Library - BiblioCommons
Be Anti-Racist: Kids Books About Race and Racism by DBRL_KIDS - a staff-created list : Use these books as a jumping off point for discussions with your children concerning race, racism and celebrating diversity.
10 Books To Nurture Budding Young Activists | Summer Reading 2020
School Library Journal
Learning to recognize and combat racism and other forms of injustice and move toward a more equitable world is a lifelong process-and one that must start as early as possible. Aimed at infants and toddlers…
20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good
As scholars, writers, and parents who use books to connect with our children and spark conversations with them, we’ve developed this book list to help engage the broad range of emotions and needs of diverse…
Color of Me Song
Sesame Street sing a long - YouTube Video
Honoring Black Lives Virtual Picture Book Library
A list of links to read alouds
BrainPop Resources for Supporting Antiracist Education
A list of BrainPOP topics to help parents and teachers engage children in conversations about race and racism
Generations Book Club
An online vacation book club with books by black authors. Each month has selections for all ages. They will be sharing resources to go with each title.