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When Brittany Smith, a pre-k teacher in New Jersey, witnessed the protests around the country after the killing of George Floyd last year, she knew she had to do something to make a statement. She decided to use her knowledge for good and posted a list of children's books that spoke about race and racism on Twitter in the hopes listeners would include various types of books in more classrooms.
Teacher in me had to do this..— Brittany, M. Ed (@wanderingbritt_) June 2, 2020
CHILDREN’S BOOKS THAT DISCUSS RACE & RACISM THREAD:
From a young age, having honest and open dialogues about race and racism can help your child develop a much broader and deeper knowledge of these problems as they grow. It sounds simple, but can be a tall order if you don't know where to start. However, your little one's bookshelf can be a great resource if you stock it with titles that approach the topic in kid-friendly ways.
It's hard to curate such an amazing list, but here are some of our favorite children's books that will help you teach children about race and racism in America: