5 Books To Educate Children On Race and Diversity

I like to think and I am pretty sure that the generation to follow us are more aware and open minded. I come from a mixed race family and I am raising myself one and I am confident in saying that we have a responsibility to teach the next generation how to become anti racist especially in a system that is still (sadly) institutionally racist.
Sadly racially charged commentary and behaviours can be passed down on to the impressionable minds of children and more than ever our actions and words need to be examples on how to treat every human being equally.
Below are 5 books on anti racism for children that will make a huge difference in our lives, with price and where you can find them.

Last Stop On Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street by
Matt de la Peña
and Chistian Robinson

“It’s also the warmth of their intergenerational relationship that will make this book so satisfying, for both young readers and the adults sharing it with them.” The New York Times Book Review

Age Range: 3 – 5 years

Price : £13.67

Available on Amazon

The Skin You Live In


The Skin You Live In (Hardback)
Michael Tyler (author), David Lee Csicsko (illustrator)

In this book you’ll find themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Lots of vivid illustrations of children’s activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided to help discussing important social concepts with their children.

Age Range:  4 – 8 years

Price : £16.99

Available on Waterstones here

Antiracist Baby

AntiRacist Baby
Book by Ibram X. Kendi

This book uses bold art and thoughtful yet playful text to introduce the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

Age Range:  Ideal for toddlers

Price : £6.55

Available on Amazon here

In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored—from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they’re feeding. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters.

Age Range:  4 – 8 years

Price : £6.15 Paperback Version

Available on Amazon here

Pink Is For Boys

Pink Is for Boys Hardcover
by Eda Kaban (Author), Robb Pearlman  (Author)

Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman’s sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded.

Age Range:  4 – 8 years

Price : £9.56 Hardcover

Available on Amazon here

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