Anti-Racism Resources

Starting The Conversation

Books to Read With Your Child

  • Books with Characters of Color - Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization that rates different forms of media for parents and teachers, compiled this list of children's books with diverse characters. Books that celebrate multi-racial characters can help fight systemic racism by helping children see kids of all colors in a positive light.

  • The Brown Bookshelf - A group of authors and illustrators who came together to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers.

  • A Children's Book List for Anti-racist Activism- A list of children's books curated by EmbraceRace, an online community that works to gather resources parents need to meet the challenges they face raising children in a world where race matters.

Resources for Teens & Adults

  • The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health - A publication from the AAP Journal Pediatrics that provides an evidence-based look at how racism is a social determinant of health that has a profound impact on the health status of children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families.

  • On Becoming an Anti-Racist - A blog post from a developmental behavioral pediatrician helping others to understand what it means to be anti-racist

  • 13th - A documentary that explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Available free on youtube or with netflix subscription.

  • Other Movies That Discuss Racism - Another helpful list  from Common Sense Media of movies that discuss racism, which can be a conversation starter with young adults 

  • Raising Equity - A free online course with a series of videos covering ways to raise children for a more equitable society.

  • Anti-Racist Reading List - A list of books complied by Ibram X. Kendi (author of "How to Be an Antiracist") for those beginning their anti-racist journey

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