There are many great websites and resources for families and teachers to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. See the below resources to learn more.
· 8 Tips for Choosing “good’ picture books featuring diverse, BIPOC characters, by Dr. Krista Aronson: https://www.embracerace.org/
· Diverse Book Finder: https://diversebookfinder.org/
· Tips for Talking to Children About Race and Racism: https://www.buzzfeed.com/
· Raising Race Conscious Children: https://raceconscious.org/
· Teaching Young Children about Race: A Guide for Parents and Teachers: https://www.teachingforchange.
· Children are not colorblind: How young children learn race, by Erin Winkler: https://www.academia.edu/
· “Even Babies Discriminate” https://www.newsweek.com/even-
· Harvard University’s Implicit Bias Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/
Brief List of Diverse Books for Preschool Age:
· Let’s Talk About Race, by Julius Lester
· All the Colors We Are, by Katie Kissinger
· Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children, by Sandra Pinkney
· Our Skin: A Conversation about Race, by Megan Madison
· I Celebrate My Skin, by Nonku Kunene Adumetey
· Colors of Me, by Brynne Barns
· Honeysmoke, by Monique Fields
· Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales
· What is a Refugee?, by Elise Gravel
· Chocolate Me! By Taye Diggs
· I am Hapa! / !Soy Hapa! By Crystal Smith
Having open discussions in your family about race can include asking questions such as:
· What do you like about yourself?
· What makes a good friend?
· How are you a good friend?
· How are you kind to others?
· How are you unique and different?