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Racism can be a difficult topic to talk about especially to young children.  Here are some resources that can help.  Be sure to watch the PBS video of parents and their young children discussing race and racism.  This video is hosted by Amanda Gorman, the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States.  

PBS Video – Kids Talk About Race and Racism

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

Layla’s Head Scarf by Miriam Cohen, illustrated by Ronald Himler

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester, illustrated by Karen Barbour

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness  Written and illustrated by Anastasia Higginbotham

Shades of People by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard

The Talk:  Conversations About Race, Love, & Truth edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

What do I do when people I know are racist? by Caitie McAneney