Antiracism Resources for Black Lives Matter at School Week (and Beyond!)

Updated: Feb 1, 2020

Black Lives Matter At School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education, and Feb 3-7 is Black Lives Matter at School week. At Adams, we recognize that antiracism takes ongoing work and conversation. Check out these resources to inspire and help navigate these discussions with your kids.

Kid Books

Books For Littles - Engaging children’s picture books to discuss hard topics with the next generation of kind and brilliant leaders. 

Here Wee Read - Fun parenting resource for book loving parents.  (she has a very cool printable for 29 Days of Black History)

Pragmatic Mom - Type A parenting for the modern world. 

Colorful Pages  - a resource and blog for educators, families, and librarians to help them select and use multicultural literature with elementary students. 

Social Justice Books, A Teaching for Change Project - Selection of multicultural and social justice books for children and young adults.  

Talking to Kids About Race Raising Race Conscious Children - resource to support adults who are trying to talk about race with young children. 

Embrace Race - race positive parenting community. 

Teaching Tolerance - provides free resources to educators. 

The Barefoot Mommy - resource to support adults who want to talk about racism with kids. 

Follow on Facebook  For Racial Justice in Seattle Schools SPS Community Discussion and Resource Exchange Black Lives Matter Seattle - King County Black Lives Matter

Follow on Instagram @black_kid_books - promotes children’s story books with black characters @our stories matter - black authors of children’s/ YA books @consciouskid - great parent-focused info and inspo with lots of focus on equity @black_kid_books - promotes children’s story books with black characters @whatdowetellthekids - deals with broader social issues, including race @raceforward - racial justice through media, research and practice @thenorthstar - the hub for liberation journalism

Adult Books Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Stats, by Monique W. Morris Citizen, by Claudia Rankine How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X Kendi I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown Slavery By Another Name, by Douglas A Blackmon So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X Kendi Tears We Cannot Stop, by Michael Eric Dyson The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander They Can’t Kill Us All, by Wesley Lowery When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo White Rage, by Carol Anderson Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, by Beverly Daniel Tatum


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