Book and educational resources about the Black Lives Matter and anti-racist movements to read and share with children of all ages.
Looking for books and educational resources about the Black Lives Matter movement to read and share with children of all ages? See the resources below, updated regularly.
Children’s Book Lists
- Anti-Racist Books for All – CBC Diversity Committee
- These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids – New York Times
- 10 Children’s Book About Racism and Activism to Help Parents Educate Their Kids – Huffington Post
- An Anti-Racist Children’s and YA Reading List – Publisher’s Weekly
- People Are Marching Against Racism. They’re Also Reading About It – New York Times
- An Anti-Racist Graphic Novel Reading List – Publisher’s Weekly
- Where Are Our Black Boys on Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel Covers? – Tor.com
- A frank conversation about YA literature, police brutality, and the nuances of Black storytelling – Entertainment Weekly
- A Teacher Tweeted Her Favorite Children’s Books On Racism And It Went Viral – BuzzFeed
- 18 YA Books to Diversify Your Kids’ Bookshelves and Teach Them to Become Better Allies – PopSugar
- Sesame Street Wants to Help Start Conversations About Racism With Your Kids – Yahoo News
- We Need Diverse Books Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion – WNDB is compiling resources from members of their community on race, equity, anti-racism, and inclusion.
- Discussing Race with Young Kids | First Steps (SLJ) – Can librarians support parents in the essential work of having the right conversations with young kids?
- Kid Lit Rally (The Brown Bookshelf): Resources and Video – Resources and video of KidLit Rally 4 Black Lives, created and coordinated by Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jason Reynolds.
- How You Can Be An Ally In The Fight for Racial Justice (TED-ed) – Many people want to help in the ongoing struggle for equality and equity, but they don’t know what to do. Activist DeRay Mckesson explains how we can all show up and stand up.
- Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others (Pepperdine University) – Helps educate readers on the prevalence of prejudice and implicit bias in society, including what marginalized groups are most likely to be harmed by prejudice, how one can be an ally, advocate for change, and how to build resilience against these types of behaviors.
- Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges on the Struggle for Racial Justice – Ruby Bridges, civil rights icon, activist and the first African-American child to desegregate an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, listen to her on the Scholastic Reads Podcast.
- And more socially inclusive booklists and resources will be coming throughout the year!