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Resources for Parents

These materials are suggested as resources for adults interested in exploring and learning more about topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and/or finding materials to help their children become upstanders and agents of change. Some adult titles, marked with an asterisk(*), may be suitable for upper elementary students (4th, 5th, 6th grades) to read/watch with an adult present for questions and discussion.

Resources for Supporting Children as Changemakers

Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework

Articles

“Change or Die,” Fast Company, May 2005
“See Baby Discriminate,” Newsweek, September 2009
A Sociologist Examines the ‘White Fragility’ that Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism,” The New Yorker, July 2018
Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids: And Start Trying to Raise Kind Ones,” The Atlantic, December 2019
What White Children Need to Know about Race,” Independent School Magaine, September 2014

Books

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Buck by M K Asante
Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
March (Vol. 1, 2 & 3) by John Lewis*
New Jim Crow, The
by Michele Alexander
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
Poet X, The, by Elizabeth Acevedo
So You Want to Talk about Race? by Ijeoma Oluo
Underground Railroad, The by Colson Whitehead
Warmth of Other Suns, The by Isabel Wilkerson
Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals

Download the list of anti-bias books available on display at the 2020 Curriculum Night.

Films

4 Little Girls
13th
Freedom Riders
Long Walk Home, The*
Selma
Selma, Lord, Selma*

TED-Style Talks

The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (19 minutes)
How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time” by Baratunde Thurston (17 minutes)
We Need to Talk About Injustice” by Bryan Stevenson (24 minutes)
How Can I Have a Positive Racial Identity? I’m White!” by Ali Michael (16 minutes)

Other

Race – The Power of an Illusion (PBS)

*Indicates may be suitable for upper elementary students (4th, 5th, 6th grades) to read/watch with an adult present for questions and discussion.

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