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Black Lives Matter – Resources for parents and children

 

In light of the appalling and tragic events surrounding the death of George Floyd in America here are some links you may find helpful to support you in having conversations with your child about racism and the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests.

 

Newsround has made several programmes which explain events in a way that is suitable for children.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52978346

 

BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, 17/08/2019 - How to talk to your children about race and racism

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/7xvLw6Q4qbJBnkzkj6xm9Z/how-to-talk-to-your-children-about-race-and-racism

 

We have also included a list of suggested supporting resources.

 

 

Suggested resources for supporting conversations with your child about racism.

 

Books for children:

An ABC of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing

A is for Activist by Innosanta Nagara

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Big Ideas for Young Thinkers by Jamia Wilson (recommended for parents to read and discuss with children)

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Racism and Intolerance by Louise Spilsbury

Shades of Black - a Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L. Pinkney

The Little People Big Dreams series (Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks, Ella Fitzgerald, Muhammad Ali, Josephine Baker, Wilma Rudolph, Harriet Tubman)

Where are you From? By Yamile Saied Mendez 

 

Books for Parents and carers:

Brit(ish) On Race, Identity & Belonging by Afua Hirsch

Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race  by Reni Eddo - Lodge

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I am Not Your Baby Mother: What it is like to be a Black British Mother by Candice Braithewaite

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrice Khan-Cullors

Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise your Privilege, Combat Racism & Change the World - by Layla F Saad

Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

The Good Immigrant: 21 Writers Explore What it Means to be Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic in Britain Today edited by Nikesh Shukla

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

Superior: The return of Race Science by Angela Saini

 

Other Resources:

‘Sesame Street Explain Black Lives Matter’ available to view on YouTube

Vulnerable Podcast: s4 Episode 002 Rhiann Barton on Unpacking My White Privilege on Spotify by Allysa Rochelle

Guardian Books Podcast: 26th March 2019 Why is it so Hard for White People to Talk about Race? Richard Lea talks to Author of ‘White Fragility’ Robin D’Angelo 

Racism: A History Three part  BBC FOUR series available on YouTube and Dailymotion

TEDx Talk “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” Peggy McIntosh at TEDx TimberlaineSchools   available on Youtube 

White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Being Black in Britain: The Civil Rights Movement They Never Taught You article by Jasmine Botchey on Blog.thelappbrand.com

Pretty Good: Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup including podcasts and articles that have many UK crossovers

 

Social media resources:

@everydayracism_ 

@theconciouskid 

@laylafsaad  

@rachel.cargle  

@sajdareads 

@victoriaalxndr - follow the link in her bio to a large resource she has created 

 

Examples of Google search terms: If you’re not sure where to start, type in the following questions and seek out definitions and articles, videos and current conversation

“What is anti-racism?”

“What is white privilege?”

“What is white supremacy?”

“What is Anti-Black Racism?”

“How to be an ally to Black people”

“Books on anti-racism”

“Books for white allies”

 

 

 

 

Inclusive Publishers of Children’s Books

Cassava Republic

Knights Of

Lantana Publishing

 

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