Breaking the pernicious patterns of racism is a process that is recursive, ongoing, and strenuous. This list of resources is a place to begin, and will be added to as items are shared.
There is much work to be done. Please join us in your own personal journey towards becoming anti-racist.
This is not a comprehensive guide. Rather it is meant to be a starting point, or one resource for white people interested in doing the work to become anti-racist. This is meant to be one part of your understanding of the societal constructs of racism as they occur in our daily lives.
Here is a list of some organizations that can help parents and teachers fight racism:
We Need Diverse Books
People of Color in Publishing
The Brown Bookshelf
The Conscious Kid
Learning for Justice
Dr. Laura Jimenez’s blog Book Toss
Edi Campbell’s blog CrazyQuiltsEdi
American Indians in Children’s Literature
Las Musas Blog
Latinxs in KidLit
Pragmatic Mom blog
I’m Here, I’m Queer, Now What the Hell Do I Read?
SCBWI Organization and Resources
Articles of interest:
The Weaponization of Whiteness in Schools, from Teaching Tolerance
Dr. Seuss Books Can Be Racist, But Students Keep Reading Them, from NPR’s Code Switch
It’s Time to Talk About Dr. Seuss, from Teaching Tolerance
The Problem with Picture Book Monkeys, by Edith Campbell in School Library Journal
Weeding Out Racism’s Invisible Roots: Rethinking Children’s Classics, by Padma Venkatraman in School Library Journal
The Disappearance of the Black Muslim Author, by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow on the We Need Diverse Books blog
Little Free Library launches Read in Color Diversity Initiative
How to Be an Ally to Native Americans and Indigenous People
The ‘Unbearable Whiteness of Publishing’ Revisited
Linda Sue Park discusses the scarcity myth
Asian Author Alliance
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
The Conscious Kid
Center for Racial Justice in Education
We will continue to build our resource list over the coming months, years, and decades. We hope that you’ll use the comments section to help us add to this resource list with articles, podcasts, and critical dialogue.
We are in this together.
Amplify the good.
Hate has no place here.