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“So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? We’ve rounded up some resources for you to start. The Children’s Community School in Philidelphia did all the research and legwork on this information. We adapted it. Check out their amazing resource page.
Here is a short podcast, put together by NPR and the Sesame Street Workshop, that is a great primer as well as offers an understanding on how to talk to young children about race:”
Talking Race with Young Children (Podcast Episode)
Articles for Parents & Caregivers about Talking about Race:
Great Educational Podcast for Adults on the History of Race in America:
Resource for Teachers & Educators for Discussing Race with Children:
Books for Adults Who Want to Learn More about Race & Racism in America:
Toys that Embrace Diversity:
Books for Children That Explore Diversity, Black History & Acceptance:
The Ultimate 2018 List of Diverse Books for Children (Here Wee Read is a great resource for books! Follow her Instagram!)
No White Saviors: Kids Books about Black Women in US History (Books For Littles)
Children’s Books by Brilliant Black Women: #OwnVoices Authors & Illustrators (Books for Littles)
A Roundup of Studies & Articles Cited above:
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