Below are books, resources, and tools I have personally read, purchased and/or had the opportunity to join to further my education and action in white supremacy and anti-racist work. I will be adding to this list and welcome additional recommendations (obviously this is in no way an exhaustive list).
If you’re white (like me) – it’s our duty to dismantle the systems that continue to uphold systemic racism and we must take the lead for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). This is a lifelong journey for us and we must do better.
Some may contain affiliates links that direct a small monetary amount to me but does not increase or effect the price for you in anyway.
“So You Want to Talk About Race” – Ijeoma Ooul
“Me and White Supremacy” – Layla F. Saad
“Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” – Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
Anti-Racist Educators to Learn From:
*Note, there are many many brilliant people doing this work. These are merely a few that I’m currently learning from and paying for their resources.
Weeze (Loriza Doran)
*Note that it’s been recommended from The Conscious Kid to have many books with Black and Brown leads, written by BIPOC authors as much as possible. It’s important that some directly address race while others, especially for younger kids, show BIPOC people doing every day things and living in joy.
“Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly and Laura Freeman
“I Got The Rhythm” – Connie Schofield-Morrison
“I Am Human” – Susan Verde
“I Am Love” – Susan Verde
“You Hold Me Up” –
“Dream Big, Little One” (Board Book) – Vashti Harrison
“Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” – Vashti Harrison
“Little Dreams: Visionary Women Around the World” – Vashti Harrison
“A is for All The Things You Are” – By Anna Forgerson Hindley and Illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo
“I Can Do Hard Things” – Gabi Garcia
“There’s Only One You” – Kathyrn Heling & Deborah Hembrook
(White authors, good representation of differently abled kids as well as diverse characters)
Zoey and Sassafras Series – Asia Citro
(White author, main family is Black with emphasis on STEM and magic)