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DEI Resources for Parents

Books for Kids


Books on Equality for Kids age 6-8 (from Brightly)

31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance (from EmbraceRace)

Enough: 20 Protestors who Changed to World by Emily Easton

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, PhD, Marietta Collins, PhD and Ann Hazzard, PhD

Race Cars: A Children’s Book About White Privilege by Jenny Devenny

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi 

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity (from PBS Kids)

"75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice," by Corinne Shutack

"20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now," by Michelle Kim

"Welcome to the Anti-Racism Movement—Here’s What You’ve Missed," by Ijeoma Oluo

"I Shudder. Do You?" by Julie Lythcott-Haims

"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," by Peggy McIntosh

"Black People Need Stronger Allies—Here’s How You Can Be One," by Stephanie Long

"Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life," by D. W. Sue, C. M. Capodilupo, G. C. Torino, et al.


Books for Adults

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A Singh

Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School

Breathe: A Letter To My Sons by Imani Perry

Race Talk And The Conspiracy of Silence by Derald Wing Sue

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

Real American: A Memoir, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Me and White Supremacy, by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands, by Jenna Arnold

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, by Brittney Cooper

Redefining Realness, by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde

The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table, by Minda Harts

Hood Feminism: Notes From The Women That A Movement Forgot, by Mikki Kendall

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, by Dolly Chugh

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?, edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price (free ebook)

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