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!

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