Talking to Children about Race

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.



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?
  • How do you choose your friends?