Great Books for Children that Combat Racism

In my post, We Need to Stand Up and Be the Village for Parents of Black Children., I discussed various ways to combat racism particularly for white parents like myself. Many parents requested book ideas which is a FANTASTIC idea! So here are some really great books I would recommend for every age group.


Baby-5 years old

Chidi Only Like Blue: An African Book of Colors

The Sneetches and Other Stories 

The Rainbow Fish

We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street)

The Other Side

Shades of People

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Global Babies (This one was suggested by a reader on our Facebook page. She said their copy is WELL worn!)

Age 6-8

One Crazy Summer

A Handful of Stars

Separate Is Never Equal

Towers Falling

Amos Fortune

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

Ages 9-12

Brown Girl Dreaming

All American Boys

Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High

Stella by Starlight

The Lions of Little Rock

Shooting Kabul (The Kabul Chronicles)

Hope you find something for your child from this list! As always, please leave a comment on our Facebook page with feedback! I’d love to hear your favorites!

This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy here


Published by Farrah

Farrah Alexander is a writer whose work focuses on feminism, parenting, social justice, politics, and current events. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, BUST, and Scary Mommy. Her commentary has been discussed in Scientific American, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, Yahoo, Hello Giggles, Woke Sloth, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Perez Hilton, Daily Mail, BBC, and others. Her debut book RAISE THE RESISTANCE: A Mother's Guide to Practical Activism is forthcoming from Mango set to release in the Fall of 2020. As an advocate for gun reform, she previously served on the board of Whitney/Strong, a non-profit founded by mass shooting survivor Whitney Austin. She now is a member of the Everytown Author's Council, which was designed to "harness the power of the literary community to amplify the gun safety movement." She lives outside Louisville, Ky. with her husband, son, and daughter.

One thought on “Great Books for Children that Combat Racism

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: