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Diversity and Equity

Here is a helpful article on How To Talk To Kids that was posted in USA Today:


Guides and Resources to Discuss Racial Justice and Racially Unjust Tragedies with your Children


Children Books/Stories that focus on racism, bullying, bias and identity:

  • American Psychological Association book recommendation:

           Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López



Additional Books for Children

Ages 3-10

  • I Too, Am America by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Bryan Collier
  •  It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad
  • Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez, illustrated by Jaime Kim
  •  My Hair is a Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera
  •  Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford,                                 Illustrated by Jamey Christoph
Ages 7-11
  • This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell
  • “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham
  • Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers. Illustrated       by Paul Ryding
  • The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson
  • Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
  •  Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock by Aslan and Kelly Tudor
  • I Am Not A Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland


Additional Resources on Tolerance