Additional Racial Awareness Resources
EAP by phone, 24/7/365 for a consultation, or to link to a counselor or crisis intervention at (800) 424-4776 (800-4CHIPSO) or online at www.magellanhealth.com/member.
Social & Emotional Resources
- Teaching Tolerance
- Coping with Discrimination Guide
- Listening Circle on George Floyd
- NCTE Takes A Stance Against Racism
- Central Justice - site resource has limited the reach.
Ways to Engage Students About Protests - Thank you Camras ES for sharing
Self-Education for Adults/Teachers
- From-christian-cooper-to-george-floyd-a-letter-to-white-parents - A letter to parents
- Anti-Racism Resources - This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
How Moderate Teachers Perpetuate Educational Oppression - an article that explores what a “moderate” teacher is and how to avoid becoming one.
- So You Wanna talk about Race Book by Ijeoma Oluo
- How to Be an Antiracist Book by Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility Book by Robin DiAngelo
- NOTE: I am starting a summer book club in which we dive into this book and read counter narratives as well if anyone is interested in joining! Be on the look out
- Freedom is a constant struggle Book by Angela Davis
- Stamped from the Beginning Book by Ibram X. Kendi
- Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? Book by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Between the World and Me Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Engaging with Children
- Anti-Racism 101 for Kids: Starting to Talk about Race - If you’re nervous about talking about race with your kids, these books about racial diversity will give you an easy place to start destigmatizing difference & celebrating racial diversity.
- Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice - by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard. Read aloud.
- Here is an interview with the author, to further support parents in conversations.
- Daddy There's a Noise Outside by Kenneth Braswell. This book takes the complex issue of protesting and breaks the conversation down so that a 1st grader can understand, unfortunately not a read aloud but a review of the book.
- Not My Idea - A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbothom. Read aloud.
- Black Lives Matter Virtual Library
- Black Lives Matter Coloring Pages
- 15 Books to Help Kids Understand that Black Lives Matter - a list of 15 books for children and teens that uplift the beauty and strength of Black children and communities, as well as those that exemplify the principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. All the books in this post are authored or co-authored by Black writers.
- This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work Book by Tiffany Jewell
- The Wedding Portrait Book by Innosanto Nagara
- A is for Activist Book by Innosanto Nagara
- Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights Book by Rob Sanders
- A Kids Book about Racism Book by Jelani Memory
- Stamped from the Beginning Book by Ibram X. Kendi
For Adults to Use When Navigating Discussions:
- Black Lives Matter At School - BLM at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education. We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year.
- Elementary Lessons on Race, Racism, and Discrimination - collection of lessons organized by age-appropriateness.
- Social Justice Resources - roundup of resources including tips and approaches, information and perspectives, and books for children
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup - includes podcasts, studies, articles for parents/caregivers, books for adults, resources for educators, books and toys for children
- Woke Kindergarten - This page is ANTI-RACIST, PRO LIBERATION & PRO ABOLITION created by a black, abolitionist educator. Also found on instagram @wokekindergarten
- Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice from Teaching Tolerance Magazine.
- Talking to Children After Racial Incidents, an interview with Howard Stevenson, a clinical psychologist who studies racial literacy and racial trauma.
- Ending Curriculum Violence - “Yes, curriculum can be violent—whether you intend it or not. Here’s what it looks like and how you can avoid it;” This resource discusses racial trauma in school curriculum.
- Teaching Tolerance - Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
- Rethinking Schools
- Additional Resources for Talking About Race and Racialized Violence
- Center for Racial Justice in Education - This document was compiled by Center for Racial Justice in Education. It is not meant to be exhaustive and will be continually updated as we are made aware of more resources.
- W. Kamau Bell on Being Black in America - The fatal shooting of Michael Brown has led to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the United States over police brutality and racism. Comedian W. Kamau Bell, star of the FX show "Totally Biased," gives us his thoughts on what it's like to be a black man in America today.
- Talking to Kids About Discrimination - American Psychological Association article
- 100 RACE-CONSCIOUS THINGS YOU CAN SAY TO YOUR CHILD TO ADVANCE RACIAL JUSTICE
- 60+ Resources for Talking to Kids About Racism
- RESOURCES FOR TALKING ABOUT RACE, RACISM AND RACIALIZED VIOLENCE WITH KIDS
- The Little Understood Mental-Health Effects of Racial Trauma
- Resources for addressing race and racism with young children
- Pretty Good
- Talking Race With Young Children
- TEDxHampshireCollege - Jay Smooth - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race