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/
resources/8-tips-for-choosing- good-picture-books-featuring- diverse-bipoc-characters
- Diverse Book Finder: https://diversebookfinder.org/
- Tips for Talking to Children About Race and Racism: https://www.buzzfeed.com/
erinwinkler/tips-for-talking- to-children-about-race-and- racism
- 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/
3094721/Children_Are_Not_ Colorblind_How_Young_Children_ Learn_Race
- “Even Babies Discriminate” https://www.newsweek.com/even-
- Harvard University’s Implicit Bias Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/
- UW-Madison Cooperative Children’s Book Center: https://ccbc.
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?