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Racism: Children & Parents: Antiracism/White Supremacy

print, online and video resources for discussing racism and white supremacy culture; dismantling racism; and raising compassionate, loving children

Welcome

Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources for Talking with Children about Racism and White Supremacy. Here you'll find:

  • Books about Racism & White Supremacy suitable for sharing online or in person
  • Additional Lists of Books suggested by trusted sources
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles with tips on how to talk with children about race
  • Curricula and Websites to deepen and broaden the conversation - whether at church or home

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Books

               

an online Discussion and Activity Guide is available with For Beautiful Black Boys.

                                   

Addresses issues children might hear about in the news and may not understand; straightforward and kid-friendly explanations of tough topics; includes ideas for what they can do to help make the world a better, fairer place. Each book has a glossary and additional resources.

The series includes: Culture and Diversity; Rights and Equality; Protecting the Planet; and Rules and Responsibilities.

Other Book Lists

13 Books about Race and Diversity from PBS Kids for Parents is fantastic.

MN Annual Conference UMC curated this list.

PC(USA) Store has an excellent list of resources for all ages

Social Justice Books: A Teaching for Change Project offers 60 extensive lists of multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults and educators. They also offer a Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books.

Beaming Books offers 10 Books That Celebrate Our Many Differences which includes topics such as ableism, age, race, culture and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality identities.

Mattress Advisor's Bedtime Stories in response to We Need Diverse Books (a nonprofit working for more diversity in children's books):  The list is available in full or broken into these categories:

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

How to Talk to Kids about Race from The Atlantic

Talking about Race and Racism with Kids from Christine V. Hides

NPR & Sesame Street: Talking Race With Young Children (Podcast Episode)

offers “stories and advice on raising kind, caring and resilient children”, which includes tips on “how to talk honestly with children about racism”, book recommendations about race and diversity and questions to discover your child’s thoughts. Many resources are broken into specific age brackets and include links to PBS videos that support the conversation.

Curricula & Websites

Talking About Privilege and Justice With Kids: Let’s Talk about Privilege (three topics for 1st-5th Graders) & Homegrown Faith and Justice (four lessons for 1st-5th Graders) - Christian Reformed Church in North America

Who Is My Neighbor? - MennoMedia’s 2019 VBS curriculum: 

a resource for talking about race with young children

National Museum of African American History & Culture/The Smithsonian: TALKING ABOUT RACE

Tools to Raise an Anti-Racist Generation

An Evolving Collection of Resources, Expert Tips, Books, Videos, and Advocacy Tools

The conversation parents of color have with their children about interactions with police.

offers “stories and advice on raising kind, caring and resilient children”, which includes tips on “how to talk honestly with children about racism”, book recommendations about race and diversity and questions to discover your child’s thoughts. Many resources are broken into specific age brackets and include links to PBS videos that support the conversation.