Through both fiction and nonfiction, stories are a powerful way to help kids learn about complicated issues and explore diverse perspectives. These reading lists have a wide range of book recommendations – for all ages – to help kids and families learn, reflect, and discuss how to proactively engage in anti-racism.
- Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race
Books for Littles recommends picture books for children of all ages to support conversations about racism and prejudice, while also offering helpful tips for adults to facilitate those conversations.
- KidLit Rally 4 Black Lives: Anti-Racist Resources for Children, Families, and Educators
The Brown Bookshelf recommends a list of books for children that exemplify the organization’s commitment to amplifying Black voices, rejecting white supremacy, and empowering young readers.
- 18 YA Books to Diversify Your Kids’ Bookshelves and Teach Them to Become Better Allies
This collection from Popsugar lists 18 books that children and young adults can read by themselves or with an adult, all of which empower families to become better anti-racist allies to the Black community.
- PBS NewsHour: What to read, listen to and watch to learn about institutional racism
This anthology of books, podcasts, articles and films was curated to help non-Black Americans educate themselves about the experiences of Black Americans, as well as the actions they can take to dismantle personal and societal racial biases.
- 13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity
PBS Kids for Parents recommends these 13 children’s books to encourage family conversations about race and diversity.