The conversation begins at home

The KidZone Museum is sharing critical resources from partner agencies to share with families on how to talk to your young child about racism and violence and how to respond in a nurturing way during times of trauma.

Together, we must work to dismantle and eradicate cultural, systemic and institutional racism. Every child has the right to grow up in a just society with access to quality education, equitable health care, and a criminal justice system that is fair.

KidZone Museum works everyday to inspire joy, creativity, and curiosity, and with our colleagues in the museum field, we stand against hatred, bigotry, and ignorance.

Resources on Race

For Parents
For Children
For Educators

Talking with your children

10 Tips For Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race

These tips are designed to help parents of all backgrounds teach and talk to their children about race early and often by lifting up age-appropriate activities that can be incorporated easily into your daily life.

Anti-Racism for Kids: Starting to Talk About Race

100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say To Your Child To Advance Racial Justice

Build Your Anti-Racist Home Library

It’s Never Too Early: Anti-Racist Resource Guide for Parents and Children

These Books Can Help You to Explain Racism and Protests to Your Kids

6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children

How to Talk to Your Kids about Race & Justice

For children

31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance

Books About Racism and Social Justice

Books to Help Kids Talk About Racism

Children’s Books About Peace

For educators

Download the free resource guide Racial Justice in Education

A 10-part Youtube series of video “primers” for anti-racist white educators, created by two National Education Association activists. The videos focus on topics such as “Listen”, “Learn”, “Space”, “Accountability”, and “Act”.

Activities that Promote Racial and Cultural Awareness

These Books Can Help You to Explain Racism and Protests to Your Kids

Let’s talk. A Teaching Tolerance Guide to Facilitating Critical Conversation with Students. This guide offers classroom-ready strategies you can use to plan discussions and to facilitate these conversations with your students.