Developed by HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.

There are many resources designed to help young children understand and fight against racism. When having these conversations with children, it can be especially helpful to use resources such as picture books, videos, or other media to facilitate the discussion.  

Children learn best when they engage with their learning, and using stories and books can be an extremely effective way to engage them in discussions about racism and racial injustice. Check out this list of children’s books by PBS Kids to help you get started: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/childrens-books-about-race-and-diversity 

When using resources to talk to children about racism, it is important to preview and vet the material, as well as think ahead about how you will use it to engage your child in discussion.