Families looking for ways to discuss identity, race, and taking action against racism with their children at home can turn to a number of books and activities to guide and support the conversation.
Below, Mansi Vasa, Corlears Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community Life, recommends several resources for working to raise self-aware, racially conscious children – including ways for adults to expand their own knowledge.
“We strongly encourage you to pause and reflect with your family,” Vasa says. “Make a commitment to having hard conversations with your children, with your friends and family, and to take action in one of the myriad of ways that are needed in the movement for social justice.”
At Corlears, social justice themes of identity, diversity, justice, and action are a significant piece of the educational experience. Learn more about equity and inclusion at Corlears.
We recommend families check out the website Social Justice Books, where you can find a broad variety of books by culture, theme, historical event, and more!
Explore self portraits of people with diverse skin tones (Bonus: check out People Colors crayons for this activity and other coloring or drawing activities!)
Additional Resources for Adults
Updated: January 2022