Capitol Hill Kid believes that Black Lives Matter. I believe that Black Lives Matter. My heart goes out to my black neighbors and those raising black children. I want better for the generation we are raising. I want to do better myself. Over the past week, I have felt encouraged by the anti-racism resources that I have seen shared by my child’s teachers, local librarians and other parents in our community. Below I have compiled a list.
Of special note: Today, the National Museum of African American History and Culture released Talking About Race, an education portal with online exercises, videos, article and more for parents, educators and individuals. The museum moved up the release of the resource in response to the recent events. Read more about it: The African American History Museum Wants to Help You Talk About Race and Racism (Washingtonian).
Articles About Talking to Kids
- George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What Do We Tell Our Children? (USA Today)
- How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism (Parent Toolkit)
- How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help (Brightly)
- Talking Race With Young Children (NPR)
Book Lists and Resource Roundups
- 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance (Embrace Race)
- Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race (Books for Littles)
- Embrace Race: Resources (Embrace Race)
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup (Pretty Good)