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Resources for Raising Anti-Racist Kids
My partner and I believe that #BlackLivesMatter and that one of the most important contributions we can make to movements for social justice is raising our kids right.
We are committed to raising kids who are not afraid to take *action* in order to combat racism (in themselves, in their families, in their communities), and who believe in and will fight for equity, inclusion, and social justice.
For context: we are a multiethnic, multiracial, bilingual (Spanish/English), MexiRican family, living in one of the most diverse cities in the United States.
We know that combatting the anti-blackness that runs rampant within our Latinx communities will be central to the work we do as parents. We also know we must prepare our kids for the possibility that they might face discrimination or witness other loved ones facing discrimination.
About these Resources
I've compiled the resource guides and reading lists below to help us with our own Anti-Racist parenting work, and I share them here in the hopes they may be useful to you as well.
This list is a work in progress and is by no means exhaustive.
As I read through these resources, some might be pulled. Also, I will definitely add more resources over time.
Feel free to contact me if you know other links worth adding to this working guide.
Also, be sure to read my #BlackLivesMatter post for a compilation of poetry and other resources for adults.
Finally, feel free to share this page with others who might find it valuable.
Resources / Guides
Not all children's books featuring BIPOC are created equal. While the book lists below all seem promising, I have not read every book on these lists and cannot say they are all quality books. Before choosing which books to share with your own littles, I highly recommend reading: "8 tips for choosing 'good' picture books featuring diverse, BIPOC characters."
Diversity & Representation
Black Lives Matter
While the main focus of this list is providing resources for raising anti-racist kids, our family is also committed to raising Feminist kids, and kids who value equity, inclusion, and who fight for social justice in all its forms. The book lists below address some of those larger social justice threads.
Mind Your Follows
Words or Water
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