Racial Justice Resources for Families

A Resource List for Talking With Children About Race and Racial Justice

Compiled by Debbie Gline Allen, Christian Education and Youth Ministry Consultant, Massachusetts Conference UCC 


Other Resources from the Web



  • Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Skin Again by Bell Hooks
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  • All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Got Our Skin Color by Katie Kissinger
  • Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack
  • Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Let’s Talk about Race  by Julius Lester
  • Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside by Kenneth Braswell
  • Peace is an Offering by Annette Le Box and Stephanie Graegin
  • The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler
  • Shades of People by Shelley Rotner
  • Grandpa, Is Everything Black Bad? By Sandy Lynne Holman
  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Who Was Rosa Parks?  by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Who Is Malala Yousafzai? by Dinah Brown and Andrew Thomson
  • Who Is Barack Obama? by Roberta Edwards
  • The March Trilogy (a graphic novel series) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman