Let’s Talk to Kids About… Anti-Racism 

This has been a week of listening, learning, and acting. At Project Hope Alliance, we are #forthekids today, tomorrow, and always.  

What this past week has taught and reaffirmed for us is that to see a future without racism, we need to start with those who hold the keys to our future, our kids. 

Many reached out to #Teamkid for resources and ways to talk to your kids about racism and how to empower them to take action. We have pulled together resources to start this work. Together we will watch, read, listen, and learn. We can all do better for our kids so that they can grow up to lead us into a future without racism. 

Watch together as a family: 

CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ town hall addressing racism Saturday, June 6th, 10 am ET 


Don’t teach our kids to be “colourblind” Part 1 

Don’t teach your kids to be “colourblind” Part 2: Celebrate Diversity 

Learn to Better Inform Your Conversations: 

Are your kids too young to talk about race? https://www.instagram.com/p/CAvmPPspkyd/

Anti-Racism books for all youth https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/parenting/kids-books-racism-protest.html

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

Anti-Racism for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Fighting Hate


Books to Share With your Kids: 

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López

Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin 

When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett

My Hair is a Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera

The Skin I’m in: A First Look at Racism  by Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker (Illustrator)

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

Daddy Why Am I Brown?“: A healthy conversation about skin color and family by Bedford 

Palmer (Author), Winda Mulyasari (Illustrator)

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold (Author), Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator)

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller  (Author), Jen Hill  (Illustrator)

One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different by Linsey Davis  (Author), Lucy Fleming (Illustrator)

This is nowhere near perfect, but it’s a start. If you have additional resources to share, please email us at volunteer@projecthopealliance.org, we are always looking for ways we can be better in serving our youth.