Hi friends, 

The past few weeks have opened my eyes to so many things I never fully understood, and I know I have so much to learn about racism in our country. I want to continue to teach my kids about the beauty and importance of diversity and have been searching for resources to help me do just that. After asking friends, family, you girls, and finding things on social media and the internet – I wanted to create an ongoing list of resources where we can pull from as we continue this important conversation in our homes. Please feel free to comment with any additions, I hope you all find this helpful! (Image credit: @ohhappydani)

Articles for Parents

Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often

How do I talk to my kids about race and racism?

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

A White Families’ Guide for Talking About Racism (by teachers @readlikearockstar & @apron_education

The POC Families’ Guide for Talking About Racism (by teachers @readlikearockstar & @apron_education

Anti-Racism for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Fighting Hate

14 Little Ways to Encourage Kindness

25 Resources for Teaching Kids about Diversity 

The Parent’s Guide to Teaching Kids About Cultural Diversity & Inclusion

How Important are Ethnic Dolls?

Talking Race with Young Children

Multi Cultural Classroom Materials & Diverse Toys for Preschool

Condoleezza Rice: This Moment Cries Out for Us to Confront Race in America

How White Parents Can Talk to Their Kids About Race

Anti-Racist Parenting Conversations from a Children’s Counselor 

Videos for Parents

How to Speak to Kids about Race Relations in America

TED Talk – We Need to Talk About an Injustice with Bryan Stevenson 

Be Boldly Anti-Racist from a Teacher

How I Teach Kids About Racism from a Teacher

What Beyonce Taught Me About Race

Videos for Kids

Sesame Street & CNN Present Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism (Saturday, June 6th at 9am CT) 

Let’s Talk About Race

I Love My Hair Song

A Children’s Book About Racism

Discrimination Explained For Kids

Why Am I The Only African American On My Swim Team?

Adult Books

**Click here for a list of Black Owned Bookstores in the U.S. and here’s a Austin local, black owned bookstore**

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard  For White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper 

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 

Children’s Books

(So many of these recommendations came from you girls, THANK YOU!)

**Click here for a list of Black Owned Bookstores in the U.S. and here’s a Austin local, black owned bookstore**

One Big Heart by Lindsey Davis

Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs

Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

All Are Welcome by Alexander Penfold

The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler

One Love by Cedella Marley

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson

Skin Like Mine by Latashia M. Perry

I’m Like You, You’re Like Me by Cindy Gainer

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Shades of People by Shelley Retner and Sheila M. Kelly

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Something Happened In Our Town by Marianne Celano

Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry

Momma, Did You Hear the News? by Sanya Whittaker Gragg

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Adventure by Eva Chen

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

Discussing Race with Young Children Virtual Library (English & Spanish)

Gala Theater Bilingual Read Alouds/Social Emotional Book Library 

31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Racism)

I also highly recommend following @diversereads on instagram.

Documentaries & Movies for Adults

For Adults on Netflix:


Dear White People

See You Yesterday

American Son

When They See Us

LA 92



For Adults on Hulu: 

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Hate U Give

Hidden Figures (good for older kids, too)


For Adults to Rent:


Just Mercy

White Like Me

I Am Not Your Negro


For Kids on Netflix:

Motown Magic

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (older kids)


For Kids on Amazon Prime:

A Snowy Day


For Kids on Disney Plus or to Rent:

Remember the Titans 

Disney’s Ruby Bridges 

Akeelah and the Bee

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog


Parenting Forward podcast (episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt”)

1619 – The New York Times

Pod Save the People – Crooked Media

About Race

The Diversity Gap

Seeing White – John Biewen

Intersectionality Matters! by Kimberle Crenshaw 

Call Your Girlfriend with Rachel Cargle – White Fragility 

Code Switch – NPR

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Fare of the Free Child Podcast


Justice for George Floyd




Stand With Bre


Click here for more petitions



Minnesota Freedom Fund

Campaign Zero

Civil Righteousness

Donate Sephora points to National Black Justice Coalition (no purchase required)

Click here for more places and ways to donate


6 Things You Can Do As a Family to be Anti-Racist

A Guide for South Asian Allyship During the BLM Movement #WiseUpandAlly

A Guide to Diverse Toys

Are Your Kids Too Young to Talk About Race? Nope. 

We can’t thank y’all enough for helping to build this post with us by sending in such amazing and powerful ideas and resources! Together, we can educate ourselves, be allies, and work hard to make lasting, necessary change in our country.