Resources on the Impact of Racism on Children


• American Academy of Pediatrics article: Traumatic Impact of Racism on Young People 

• American Academy of Pediatrics’ news release condemning racism here

• American Academy of Pediatrics Statement: Dismantle Racism at Every Level 

• Healthy Children: Talking to Children About Racial Bias 

• American Public Health Association: Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue 

• Pediatrics: Police, Equity and Child Health 

• Campaign Zero: Policy Solutions to End Police Violence 

• Teaching Tolerance: Six Steps to Speak Up 


The Praxis Podcast with Edwin Lindo, JD 

EmbraceRace seeks to gather the resources to meet the challenges they face raising children in a world where race matters. 

• See the Hair Love read-aloud video. 

• Our #ReadTogether video of Peter Reynolds reading Say Something! Is about being kind and encouraging children to say something when they see behavior that they don’t like. 

Reach Out and Read and Reach Out and Read Georgia websites, Facebook and Instagram 


Hair Love, by Matthew A. Cherry tells a beautiful story about a dad and daughter. 

• Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Georgia authors Ann Hazard, Marianne Celano and Marietta Collins Good Reads 

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children? USA TODAY 

Talking to children after racial incidents Penn GSE 

How to talk to kids about racism, protests and injustice Today 

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race Amazon 

Homegoing Amazon 

White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism Penguin Random House 

• Scholastic, All About Books, Workman Publishing and Star Bright Books have wonderful selections of books with a great range of diversity. 

• Participation in Barnes & Noble holiday book drives and establish diverse book titles as a priority 

• Partnerships like reading clubs (e.g., the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club in Atlanta which includes African American protagonists and local landmarks and sites). • Follow us on social media for articles, tips, and information; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


·    Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

·    The Dos and Don’ts of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy

·    Talking to White Kids About Race and Racism

·    Resources for Talking About Race, Racism and Racialized Violence With Kids

·    Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism and Inclusion

·    Children’s Books Addressing Race and Racism 

·    Activities to Promote Social Justice

·    Resources for Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice

·    How to talk to your children about protests and racism

·    A list of 80 books with diverse, multi-cultural characters for ages two and up