Organizations Dedicated to Anti-Racist Parenting
EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents who set out to create the community and gather the resources they needed (need!) to meet the challenges faced by those raising children in a world where race matters. EmbraceRace has many resources for parents, including webinars, articles, action guides, stories, and children’s book recommendations. Examples of recent webinars and accompanying resources include Addressing Racial Injustice with Children and Drawing Across the Color Line with Kids.
Guides, Articles, Resource Collections
16 Ways to Help Children Become Thoughtful, Informed, and BRAVE about Race by EmbraceRace
Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism
Includes advice for parents on using media to discuss racism and breaking news/disturbing topics, book and movie recommendations, and resources in Spanish.
Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in a World of Nonstop News by Common Sense Media
How Do I Talk to Young Children about Racial Injustice? by MSPCC with MassAIMH and the Boston Public Health Commission
How to Talk to Your Kids About Race, Racism & Police Violence by WBUR (Boston’s NPR news station)
Parenting for Social Justice: What You Can Do Starting from Birth by ZERO TO THREE
Includes books for children, anti-racist resources for parents, and ideas for ways to raise children in a more just and inclusive world.
Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism by Anti-Defamation League
Resources for Talking About Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids by the Center for Racial Justice and Education
Includes Interviews/Advice from Experts, resource lists, and articles.
Talking About Racism and Bias: Resources for Parents and Caregivers by Children’s Alliance
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup by Children’s Health Council
Includes podcasts, articles, research, book recommendations for both adults and children, classroom resources, and toys.
Anti-Racist Tips for Reading Books with Children
8 tips for choosing “good” picture books featuring diverse, BIPOC characters
How to choose excellent children's books by and about American Indians
Reading aloud with kids to spark conversations about difference
10 Tips for Reading Picture Books with Children through a Race-Conscious Lens
Reading Picture Books with Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens
Using Books to Engage Young Children in Talk about Race & Justice: Part 1 and Part 2
"Fairies Are for White Girls" And Other Lies My Sister Told Me
Anti-Racist Book Compilations for Children and Youth
14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens Recommended by BIPOC Teachers and Librarians by the New York Times
The best selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, YA, and educators by Social Justice Books: A Teaching for Change Project
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's Picks: Anti-Racist Books for Kids on Common Sense Media
EmbraceRace book lists
Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here! by EmbraceRace
How to choose excellent children's books by and about American Indians by EmbraceRace
More children book recommendations from EmbraceRace here
Growing Book by Book lists
Sharing Stories Across Cultures: Books by Native American Authors by ZERO TO THREE
Twelve Books to Help Children Understand Race, Anti-Racism and Protest by Smithsonian