Parent Resources - Talking to Children About Race

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Haverford Township is a community that is woven street by street, classroom by classroom, child by child.  We remain steadfastly committed to the work of equity, eliminating bias, dignity, respect, and appreciation for each person in our schools and in the greater community. Together, as a Haverford community, we can weave a future that every child deserves. We are stronger together!

CNN and Sesame Street will host a town hall addressing racism this Saturday, June 6th at 10 a.m. Here is a link to the article.

National Geographic: Talking to Kids About Race

Parent Toolkit - How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism

Affirming Black Boys outside the Context of Police Brutality

 31 Children's Books About Race, Racism &  Resistance           

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

Discussing Hate and Violence with Children

Social Justice Resources for Adults to Review and Build Their Own Knowledge

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to PrejudiceA Family Guide to Talking About Race

How to Talk to Your Children About Protests and Racism 

Your Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Race

A Parent’s Guide to Talking About Race

Talking to Kids About Race

How to Talk About Race With Your Kids

Talking to Children After Racial Incidents

Talking to Children About Hate Incidents

Video: Talking to Kids about Racism

Parents/Guadians, please preview and read these stories first and if you choose to share them with your child(ren), then please plan to have an open discussion afterwards.  Read them independently at such a young age could lead to false conclusions or meaning.  The conversations with you arethe most important part. 

Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, & Ann Hazzard - https://safeYouTube.net/w/aqSI

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting  https://safeyoutube.net/w/YITI

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh   - https://safeYouTube.net/w/EsSI

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson -  https://safeYouTube.net/w/StSI

Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged by Jody Nyasha Warner   - https://safeYouTube.net/w/MuSI

The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler - https://safeYouTube.net/w/rZSI

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz - https://safeYouTube.net/w/YbTIOn George Floyd

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting  https://safeyoutube.net/w/YITI


For books dealing with social justice topics: Social Justice Books: https://socialjusticebooks.org/

For teenagers dealing with police shootings: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

For young children (ages 4-8): Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice, by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard

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

A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes- (ages 4-7)- Book regarding trauma

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