Talking to Children about Race

Resources for Parents, Families, and Caregivers to Talk with Children About Race

Guidance for Family Conversations about George Floyd, Racism, and Law Enforcement

Anti-Defamation League

For educators, parents, families, and caregivers, with a focus on ages 11 and up. Questions to start the conversation and information on how to take action. (in English and en Español)

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Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often

New York Times

A list of books to help parents start the conversation about race with their children, and keep it going.

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20 Children’s Books


A list of picture books for parents and caregivers to use to connect with children about racial violence and deal with their emotional needs during this time.

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Why Teaching Black Lives Matter Matters

Learning For Justice

All educators have the civic responsibility to learn and teach the basic history and tenets of this movement for racial justice.

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Talking about Race for Parents and Caregivers

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Helping parents and caregivers to help children understand what race is, how it operates in society, and why race in America is important.

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A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources

Wake-Up Call

Book and movie recommendations to help understand systemic racism and implicit bias, with a focus on resources for children and teens.

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