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This page is designated for sharing resources to help you facilitate meaningful conversations with your children about race, racism, and activism. Check this page often for updated materials!



How to Talk to Kids About Race

Systematic Racism Explained

How I Teach Kids About Racism (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)

Black Parents Explain How to Deal with the Police

Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, and Jellybeans

Van Explains It All - Implicit Bias - The Van Jones Show | 6/3/18

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem | Let's Talk | NPR

Why Black Lives Matter NOW | Ellis Fearon | TEDxYouth@AEL

Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism

Black-ish: Dre’s History Lesson on colorism

Black-ish: Diane Confronts Her Family on Colorism

Eight black women discuss the politics of skin tone

Book Readings

A Kid’s Book About Racism Read-along

Not My Idea - A Book About Whiteness

Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester Read-along

Something Happened In Our Town

Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds

We Are LIT!

Have you been enjoying the beautiful books from our Family Friday story times? We partner with a local independent book shop, We Are LIT! With a focus on providing multicultural and intersectional representation, We Are LIT! carries books that tell beautiful stories that are too often untold. Here are the books we've loved so far:


My Rainy Day Rocketship by Markelle Sheppard
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community by Susan Verde

The Many Colors of Harpeet Singh by Supriya Kelkar
I Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison
All Welcome Here by James Preller
Everywhere, Wonder by Matthew Swanson


Having 'The Talk': Expert Guidance On Preparing Kids For Police Interactions

A Clinical Perspective on Talking to Kids About Racism

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News

Racismo y violencia: cómo ayudar a los niños a sobrellevar las noticias

Statement on Racism and Mental Health

Declaración sobre racismo y salud mental

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre George Floyd

Talking to Kids About George Floyd

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community


'Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race

How To Talk To Your Kids About Race, Racism And Police Violence

“I [STILL] can’t breathe”: Supporting Kids of Color Amid Racialized Violence

"How do I make sure I'm not raising the next 'Amy Cooper'?"

Supporting Kids Of Color in The Wake of Racialized Violence: Part One

Supporting Kids Of Color Amid Racialized Violence: Part Two

Resource Landing Pages

Embrace Race

Raising Race Conscious Children

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching for Change

Good Good Good

Places to Donate

Black Lives Matter

The Black Visions Collective

Grand Rapids Area Mutual Aid Network

La Lucha Fund

Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief

List of Bail Funds for Protestors across the Country

Breonna Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Okra Project

Trans Women of Color Survival Fund


Urban Core Collective

Book Readings
Resource Landing Pages
We Are LIT!
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