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Below please find a curated list of websites, books and articles to help you and your child discuss racism, conflict and resolution.

From the VBCPS Office of Opportunity and Achievement

3 Lessons from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story”
Ethos3

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice
Tolerance.org

Community Strategies to End Racism and Support Racial Healing: The PLACE MATTERS Approach to Promoting Racial Equity
National Collaborative for Health Equity

Raising Race Conscious Children
Raceconscious.org

Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids
Center for Racial Justice in Education

Structural Racism and Community Building
The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change

“Talking about Racism and Bias: Resources for Parents and Caregivers”
Children’s Alliance

“Talking to kids about race”
National Geographic

“Teaching about Race, Racism and Police Violence”
Tolerance.org

The Environment That Racism Built
Center for American Progress

“We need more white parents to talk to their kids about race. Especially now.”
The Washington Post

From VBCPS School Librarians

List of age-appropriate books, short stories and graphic novels about race and conflict

“31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance”
Embrace Race

“Anti-Racism Resources for all ages”
University of South Carolina

“Social Justice: Fifteen titles to address inequity, equality, and organizing for young readers | Great Books”
School Library Journal

From the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate
Anti-Defamation League

“George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?”
USAToday

Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories about Bias and Injustice
Anti-Defamation League

“It’s Never Too Young to Talk about Race and Gender”
Human Development

Talking about Race
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Talking to Children After Racial Incidents
University of Pennsylvania

“Talking to Kids About Current Events and Conflicts”
The Open Book Blog

Talking to Kids About Discrimination
American Psychological Association

The Journey of Racial Awareness, Self-reflection and Doing the Work
JPHigherEd I Professional Development