Resources (books, articles, and events) for kids and their caretakers on current news topics to inform and help create a more equitable society.
Black Lives Matter & Anti-Racism
Small But Mighty Story Times – The National Civil Rights Museum releases a new story time highlighting picture books which thematically focus on peacemaking, kindness, diversity, and creating positive social change. Parents and children engage together for stories and connecting activities or resources.
KidLit Rally for Black Lives – an online rally for kids, parents, educators, librarians, and others who work with kids to examine this moment in history and talk openly about race, anti-racism, police brutality, and justice for all.
Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism – A Sesame Street/CNN production with town hall style questions and answers for children with their favorite characters as moderators.
Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival – videos released May through August 2020 celebrating Black authors, illustrators, and children’s book characters.
- 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
- 13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity
- 30 books to help you talk to your kids about racism
- Teacher’s Reading List of Antiracist Books for Kids Goes Viral
- 50 Books About Race For Kids & Young Adults to Read Right Now
- Talking to Kids About Race: a list of books available in Hoopla
- Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race
Recommended Titles From Our Stacks
- All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
- This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
- Hector: A Boy, a Protest, and the Photography that Changed Apartheid by Adrienne Wright
- Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester
- Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt
- Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
- New Kid by Jerry Craft
- The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
- Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (U.S. CDC)
- Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 (National Association of School Psychologists)
- COVID-19 Resources for Kids (Johns Hopkins Children’s Center)
- 10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids (PBS)
- Teaching Our World: The Coronavirus (Scholastic Classroom Magazines)
- Sesame Street Coronavirus Town Hall (CNN)