Let's Talk about RaceJoin GRPL for a series of virtual storytimes and explore local and national resources for incorporating race into your conversations with children.
Let’s Talk about Race – Family Storytime
This series of virtual storytimes focus on the ways parents and caregivers can talk about race with children. Enjoy books featuring racially diverse characters, immersive sing-along songs, and tips for introducing race into conversations with young learners. Tune in weekly on GRPL’s Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.
A special thank you to Simon and Schuster for granting GRPL permission to share these stories.
Videos are available until December 31, 2021.
Resources for Parents & Caregivers
- The Embrace Race Organization
- Resources For Parents: Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Communication About Race from APA RESilience Initiative
- PBS Kids for Parents: Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism
- Talking About Race from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Talking Race With Young Children from NPR
- Talking to Children About Racial Bias from HealthyChildren.org
- Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five from zerotothree.org. This resource is available En Espanol
- 10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race from the Embrace Race Organization
- How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids from Common Sense Media
- How To Talk To Your Kids About Racism: An Age by Age Guide from Today’s Parent
- White Parents Need to Talk to Their Kids About Race from New York Public Radio
- It’s Never Too Early to Talk With Children About Race from Yale News
- How Adults Can Support the Mental Health of Black Children
- Rubbing Off: Allison Briscoe-Smith Explains How Kids Learn About Race – and how their parents can help them make sense of difference
- How Do I Talk to Young Children About the Racial Injustices Happening Right Now?
GRPL Librarian Feature
GRPL Youth Services Librarian, Jessica Bratt, spoke with The Takeaway, a national broadcast, about why parents and caregivers should discuss race with their kids.