Antiracism Resources for Kids
- Coming Together: Talking to Children about Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
Resources from Sesame Workshop to “help you guide your child to be smarter, stronger, and kinder—and an upstander to racism.”
- How to Diversify Your Child’s Bookshelves:
“Young readers need books to be windows — ‘…they will see that we can celebrate both our differences and our similarities, because together they are what make us all human.’”
- Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five:
“This resource provides thoughts and guidelines for talking about the complex issues of racism and equality in age-appropriate ways with children aged two to five years of age.”
- Talking to Children About Racial Bias:
Explains “how racial bias works in children, as well as strategies to help them deal with and react to racial differences.”
- Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism | PBS KIDS for Parents
“Here are tips and resources to help you have a meaningful conversation with young children about race, racism, and being racist.”
For Kids in Grades K-5
- PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism
Watch other kids talk to their adults about race and racism with clips from PBS Kids shows. (27 minutes)
- Systemic Racism Explained: From Act.tv, “Here’s a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it.”
- CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism: CNN and Sesame Street partnered to produce these videos that address how to combat racism, and share a message with kids about how to make change.
- Kids Talk About Segregation: WNYC talked with 5th graders in the Bronx about what segregation looks like today.
- Black Parents Explain How to Deal with the Police: Black parents describe how they discuss with their children how to interact with the police.
- KidLit4BlackLives Rally: This virtual rally was led by children’s book authors and features inspiring words, music, and numerous calls to action in support of equity and justice.
- Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices : a collection of 12 episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children's books from Black authors. Brought to you by Netflix, and available without a subscription on YouTube.
- Activist, You!: Racial Justice with Nupol Kiazolu, suggested for ages 8-12
- Kojo for Kids: Jason Reynolds Talks About Racism and the Protests, features kids ages 8+
- NPR Code Switch: The Very Best Code Switch Episodes for Kids, suggested for ages 9+
- So Get Me: Shine in My Beautiful Skin, suggested for ages 5-12
- Stoopkid Stories: Seeing McKinley, Part 1, suggested for ages 8-12