Essential Storybooks On Race & Inclusivity For Your Child

REACH is pleased to provide resources for families, children, and communities to discuss and learn about the Black Lives Matter movement. This article is provided by World Reader. Click here to access the original article.

Here are some free e-books about race and inclusion to start a conversation about systemic racism with your child. 

Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests, curfews, and a looming uncertainty have sprung up across the US. America as a nation is waking up to the deep-rooted injustices that have plagued our country since its very founding.

But what can we do as individuals to amplify the voices of people of color and help our friends of color?

Undoing systemic injustices – in both America and beyond – may seem overwhelming and impossible. However, there are several steps we can all take as individuals to begin the process; these steps include signing and sharing petitions, expressing our solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter on social media, and listening to people of color’s voices. 

Another important step is to educate ourselves and our children about America’s history in regards to race. 

In this age of globalized information, children are asking more and more questions about race as they have access to more and more information at their fingertips. It is important for adults to give them the context behind these protests, as well as make them aware of the systemic prejudices that they and their peers of color may be facing.

But how can we start this politically charged conversation with our children? 

Worldreader’s free library provides children’s storybooks, authored by Africans and African Americans, that can help spark this discussion.

Here are a few of the books available on the Worldreader app (access through your mobile phones or tablet). We hope these books help you start a discussion about race with the children in your lives.

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