37 Children’s Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination
“I have a dream
that my four little children will one day live in a nation
where they will not be judged by the color of their skin
but by the content of their character.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King
For the list of the books please click the link below.
Sadly, the above part of Martin Luther King’s famous dream still hasn’t come true and racism is very much alive and well in America (as well as in many other parts of the world).
Talking to our children about racism and discrimination is as necessary as it is uncomfortable for most parents (especially white parents). Necessary because racial bias in children starts as early as from the age of 3; uncomfortable because it means we have to address our own racial biases, too.
These multicultural children’s books are a selection of picture books and novels about the past and the present. They can be helpful for talking to your children (Elementary to High School) about racism and its devastating consequences.