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Rooting Out Systemic Racism One Picture Book at a Time

Posted 09/15/20 by Jozlyn H

How do we, as a society, root out systemic racism? Where do we start? How can you make a difference?

One of the first places to begin is with your children. Teach them love, kindness, equity, and justice. Teach your children to stand up for others. Teach them to love each other. Teach them to celebrate each other. I challenge you and your family to read all 30 of these books to celebrate Black Americans as well as other diverse populations. These books will make you smile. They will make you cry. They will make you laugh. They will make your heart sing and break. But above all, these books will guide you and your family along the path of racial equity. Be the difference you want to see in the world.

Cover of The Undefeated

The Undefeated

Cover of The Bell Rang

The Bell Rang

Cover of Same, same, but different

Same, same, but different

Cover of Hair Love: a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere

Hair Love: a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere

Cover of ColorFull: celebrating the colors God gave us

ColorFull: celebrating the colors God gave us

Cover of Separate is never equal : Sylvia Mendez & her family’s fight for desegregation

Separate is never equal : Sylvia Mendez & her family’s fight for desegregation

Cover of Something Happened in our town: a child’s story about racial injustice

Something Happened in our town: a child’s story about racial injustice

Cover of Skin Again

Skin Again

Cover of Let’s Talk about Race

Let’s Talk about Race

Cover of Not My Idea : a book about whiteness

Not My Idea : a book about whiteness

Cover of Sulwe

Sulwe

Cover of We March

We March

Cover of The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin

Cover of Lovely

Lovely

Cover of Missing Daddy

Missing Daddy

Cover of Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street

Cover of The Other Side

The Other Side

Cover of Where are you from?

Where are you from?

Cover of The Colors of Us

The Colors of Us

Cover of The Skin You Live In

The Skin You Live In

Cover of Shades of People

Shades of People

Cover of Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Cover of Who We Are!: all about being the same and being different

Who We Are!: all about being the same and being different

Cover of Remember: the journey to school integration

Remember: the journey to school integration

Cover of The Case for Loving : the fight for interracial marriage

The Case for Loving : the fight for interracial marriage

Cover of Hands Up!

Hands Up!

Cover of The Youngest Marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist

The Youngest Marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist

Cover of The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

Cover of Saturday

Saturday

Cover of Resist: 35 profiles of ordinary people who rose up against tyranny and injustice

Resist: 35 profiles of ordinary people who rose up against tyranny and injustice