It’s a troubled time in our country now again with racial division — senseless murders which have spurred many emotional reactions. Parenting children in a loving and responsible way can be challenging but stories through published children’s books about diversity can help you talk about injustice! Courtesy of Bar Rucci Art Bar Blog, here are a couple of book lists to start (or continue to have) conversations in your home about race and differences: 30 children’s books about diversity that celebrate our differences. And 20 more children’s books that celebrate diversity. (there are some duplicates).
In addition, the New York Times provides some guidance “The conversation about race needs to start early and keep happening.” with this recent post: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/parenting/kids-books-racism-protest.html. And from CNN https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/health/protests-racism-talk-to-children-wellness/index.html points out that children shouldn’t figure out their feelings about what they see on any type of media or hear from anyone alone.
The Common Sense Community Roundtable has complied this list of anti-racism resources for white parents:
Teach children acceptance, tolerance, equality.