Resources for parents to continue the
conversation about race and racism in your homes.
Here is a list of a few resources to help you begin or continue the conversation about race and racism in your homes. If you have resources, you would like to share, please email me. This is a list in progress. We have so much to learn as individuals, families and faith communities. I’d like to share a prayer from Marian Wright Edelman’s book, I Am Your Child, God:
I pray for peace in myself, in my family, in my community, in my country, and in all the world. I pray that no one will hate, that no one will kill, that all will forgive and live in love.
The following books are available at the church and can be borrowed by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org:
God’s Dream, a picture book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams illustrated by LeUyen Pham
The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson illustrated by Rafael Lopez
The Barefoot Book of Children by Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma illustrated by David Dean
When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner illustrated by David Catrow
Today Is a Baptism Day by Anna V. Ostenso Moore Illustrated by Peter Krueger
A Church for All by Gayle E. Pitman illustrated by Laure Fournier
A Parent Tool Kit on how to talk to children about race and racism: https://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/social-awareness/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-race-and-racism
A Kid’s Book About Racism by Jelani Memory, Co-Founder and CEO at A Kids Book About and Co-Founder at Circle and Narrative
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey, a minister and professor of religion at Drake University. This 20-minute video and article offer a glimpse of her book.
Talking About Race and Racism by Ijeoma Oluo, author of the New York Times bestseller, So You Want to Talk About Race. Additional article & Video.
Children and the News:
Lest we forget: Children are Watching by Nia Heard-Garris, a pediatrician at Lurie
Children’s Hospital and instructor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Talking to Children About Tragedies and Other News Events from The American
Academy of Pediatrics