Today marks the start of Black History month and it's a great time to discuss race and racism with your kids. To help make it a little easier, PBS shared an animated short featuring inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, who reads her original poem "Talking Gets Us There."

The entire poem, which she wrote for the PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism special, is very inspirational and is a great way for kids to understand racism in a digestible way.


"But across time and place, people have been treated unfairly just because of their race," she says in a powerful voice. "People of color still experience racism today. So, it's up to all of us to say, 'Enough is enough.' To speak out with all our hearts, and that starts at home. Starts with asking questions about race when we're taught about it. Together, I know we can tackle racism. But first, we have to talk about it."

Check out the poem below and additional Black history month content on PBS.

Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman reads "Talking Gets Us There" | PBS KIDS Talk About | PBS KIDS youtu.be