Recommended books, websites, movies, and videos to support learning about race and doing anti-racist work. This list is far from exhaustive, but we hope it provides a good introduction and launchpad to more resources. All these resources are either free or available using your library card.
Books Available From the Library
- #BlackJoy: Picture books featuring everyday stories about Black children living their lives joyfully.
- Anti-Racist Picture Books: Kids are never too young to talk about race. Here are some books to start the conversation.
- Anti-Racist Books for Middle Schoolers: Fiction and Nonfiction titles for middle schoolers about African diasporic experiences and how to be anti-racist.
- Black Lives Matter: Books for adults about race.
- Anti-Racist Books for Educators: Adapted from a curated list created by Joe Truss, the principal of Visitacion Middle School in San Francisco Unified and a consultant on racial equity in schools.
- Reading About Race in Hoopla Digital: Books about race and anti-racism available anytime on Hoopla using your Library card, no wait-lists.
Online Resources For White Parents: Raising Anti-Racist Youth
- Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism A town hall for kids and families created by CNN and Sesame Street.
- EmbraceRace: Webinars, articles, booklists and more to support families raising anti-racist kids.
- The Conscious Kid Parenting and education through a critical race lens.
- Talking About Race: A Lifelong Journey | National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Center for Racial Justice in Education
- Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’
- Fare of the Free Child podcast
- Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey”
- How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race | NPR
- Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests | Aha! Parenting Blog
- Teaching Your Child About Black History Month | PBS
- Teaching 6-Year-Olds About Privilege and Power | KQED
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good
- Parenting in Support of Black Lives: How to Build a Just Future for Kids | Commonwealth Club
- Talking With Kids about Race (by musician Kimaya Diggs)
Organizations to Follow On Social Media
- Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Multicultural Center of Marin: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce: Facebook
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Marin: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Antiracism Center: Twitter
- Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Families Belong Together: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Justice League NYC: Twitter | Instagram + Gathering For Justice: Twitter | Instagram
- The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- The Movement For Black Lives (M4BL): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- 1619 (New York Times)
- About Race
- Black Men Can’t Jump (In Hollywood)
- Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
- Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
- Seeing White
- The Stoop
Films and TV Series Available From the Library
- American Promise: DVD | Hoopla
- Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975: DVD
- Crown Heights: DVD | Hoopla
- Blindspotting: DVD
- Clemency: DVD
- Dear White People (movie): DVD
- Dear White People (tv series): DVD
- Fruitvale Station: DVD
- I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin documentary): DVD | Hoopla | Kanopy
- Policing the Police (PBS/Frontline): Kanopy
- The Talk: Race in America (PBS): DVD | Kanopy
- White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America: DVD | Kanopy
- Whose Streets? An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising: DVD | Hoopla | Kanopy