For parents - How to talk to your children about race and racial incidents:


Lower school student resources:


5th grade and up (may be a bit too complicated for younger children, but could be adapted):


Books for parents, teachers and staff:

  • How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • The Condemnation of Blackness Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America By Khalil Gibran Muhammad
    Offers historical account of systemic and structural racism

  • Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde

  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge


The resources below are mostly geared toward teenagers and adults, and mainly aimed at inspiring white people to engage in work to recognize privilege and actively dismantle white supremacy and systemic oppression. There are opportunities with these resources for families to engage with their children, with parents to engage with one another, for us to model our own personal work toward ending systemic violence.  

*Resource list has been adapted from Sandy Spring Friends School