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Anti-Racist Resources for Parents

At PEPS, our mission is to connect parents to strengthen families and build community. We are committed to equity and identifying and breaking down barriers to parent support and wellness, interrupting their negative impact, and eliminating the persistent disparities in child outcomes.

We have an opportunity to make generational change by raising anti-racist children. PEPS is not an expert on social justice and antiracism - we have created a list of critical resources that can help parents to get started.

Join us in committing to learn, unlearn, and talk with your children about race.

ARTICLES AND RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

ARTICLES AND RESOURCES FOR WHITE PARENTS TO RAISE ANTIRACIST CHILDREN

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

  • A list of books on race and social justice, for kids K-5, from Seattle Public Library
  • clickable bookshelf with resources for talking about race with children
  • An open source document with a collection of books for kids, grouped by age
  • Books can offer a window to diversity that your family may not encounter on a daily basis. Read more: Children’s Books as Mirrors and Windows (includes a list of infant-toddler board books that promote diversity)
  • Books from the Coretta Scott King Book Awards winners list, for preschoolers to teens
  • A Kid’s Book About Racism by Jelani Memory (ages 5-9)
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold (ages 5-9)
  • Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara (ages 3-5)
  • I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer (ages 5-9)
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (ages 3-5)
  • More, More, More, Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams (ages 0-3)
  • Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee (ages 0-3)
  • Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard (ages 5-9)
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang (ages 0-3)
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz (ages 3-5)
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson (ages 5-9)
  • The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (ages 5-9)
  • We March by Shane W. Evans (ages 5-9)

BOOKS FOR ADULTS

  • An Antiracist Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses White Fragility at the Seattle Public Library (June 2018) Video or Audio
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Thirty books suggested by staff librarians on the topic of “Interrupting Whiteness”
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism bDr. Robin DiAngelo
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

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Is there a resource that you have found helpful as a parent or caregiver and would like to suggest it for others? Email us!

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