Anti-Racism Family Book Club

Recommended reading to support raising anti-racist, equity-focused kid(s).

This is a new program to support your work raising anti-racist, equity-focused kid(s). This fall 2020, Westwood parents purchased over 275 anti-racism books for their families!

Throughout the year additional resources, parent zoom conversations, anti-racism blog posts, and family discussion activities will be offered to support our anti-racism work as a community.  


Our Anti-Racism Family Book Club Books:

  • Toddler: God’s Dream (board book) | Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Preschool/Kinder: Antiracist Baby | Ibram X. Kendi
  • All Elementary: Different Differenter: An Activity Book About Skin Color | Jyoti Gupta
  • Grade K-2: Intersection Allies: We Make Room for All | Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, & Carolyn Choi
  • Grade 3-5: Resist: 40 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny & Injustice | Veronica Chambers
  • Anti-Racism Parenting Book: Raising White Kids | Jennifer Harvey
  • Anti-Racism Parenting Book: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America | Ibram X. Kendi


Anti-Racism Family Book Club Posts

A Kids Book About: Podcast!

This series is a staple in our children’s ministry at Westwood. Now they have a podcast! I have been on the look out for a podcast that I can listen to with my kids about racism & privilege- here it is!! A kids podcast about the things that matter, like Racism, Body Image, and Belonging. … Continue reading A Kids Book About: Podcast!

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Additional Anti-Racism Book Recommendations

There’s a lot of great books out there! Here are articles, lists, and blogs that can help you find additional books to check out from the library or add to your child’s collection.

Babies & Toddlers

Anti-Racist Books for Babies and Toddlers. https://www.babylist.com/hello-baby/antiracist-books

Preschool & Elementary

7 Books About Race to Read to Your Kids https://nymag.com/strategist/article/anti-racist-childrens-books.html

Top 154 Recommended African-American Children’s Books https://aalbc.com/books/children.php?offset=22

20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good https://www.embracerace.org/resources/20-picture-books-for-2020

14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens Recommended by BIPOC Teachers and Librarians. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/antiracist-books-for-kids-and-teens/

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