Resources for Families
The events of the summer of 2020 have made undeniably clear the deep injustices that exist in the United States. These events are generating difficult but necessary conversations in our homes, especially about the history of racism in this country. These conversations can be uncomfortable, but they are vital for creating a more just world. We have collected some resources listed below to help support our families and to spark continued engagement with these topics.
- General strategies: “How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism” from Parent Toolkit
- By age: “Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests” from Aha! Parenting
- “Talking Race with Young Children” from NPR
- Dr. Kira Banks’ “Talking to Kids About Racism” Episode 1
- Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard (~Grades Pre K-5)
- Not My Idea by Anastasia Higginbothom (~Grade 2+)
For Middle/High Schoolers:
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (~Grade 8+)
For a PDF with more resources, click here.