Let’s talk about race…
Right now, more than ever, it’s time for us as parents to teach our children that Black Lives Matter. With all of the hatred and racism happening in the U.S., now is definitely the time to do our part.
As a black woman, I have unfortunately had to explain to my children how the color of their skin can impact the way they are treated.
But how do you talk to kids about race? When speaking to them about racism, I used many different books and researched the best way to explain racism.
I hope this list of culturally diverse books about race and ethnicity can assist you when speaking to children about how to embrace race while still respecting the difference of others.
The Best Children’s Books To HELP Talk About Race
Blended is a story about divorce about racial identity. It is written by New York Times best-selling author Sharon M. Draper.
We’re Different, We’re The Same -Elmo and his sesame street friends help us all to remember that deep down, we all are very much alike.
I Am Enough– This book inspires children to love who you are, and to respect and be kind to others.
When God Made You– Assist children in understanding how their persoanlities traits, and talents fit into this big universe.
Teach Your Dragon About Diversity-Written to help children learn about diversity and differences in others. As well as the importance of respecting others.
Last Stop On Market Street– This #1 New York Times Best Selling Book helps to explain to children why they are different. It also provides encouraging answers to tell why you are different.
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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria- This is the perfect book about racism and the psychology of racism and prejudice.
It’s Ok to Be Different– This inspiring piece of literature highlights that all children are different and should be accepted as their beautiful and unique selves.
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Momma Did You Hear the News– After seeing another police shooting of unarmed man His parents decide it is time to have “The Talk.”
All Are Welcome– A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support for all kids.
Talking to your children about racism is never an easy topic. But I’m glad you have at least considered starting the much-needed conversation. The things we teach our children today will help us create a better tomorrow.