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RESOURCES for Families

on Racial diversity, racism and reconciliation

Digital Resources:

How to Talk to Your Kids about Racism:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Defeating Racism Through Discipleship - A 4:19 Podcast:

Defeating Racism Through DiscipleshipBeth Laury
00:00 / 19:57

Reading Resources:

Books for Conversations with Parents and their Children:

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  • The Gospel in Color: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Parents by Curtis A. Woods and Jarvis J. Williams 

  • One Blood for Kids by Ken Ham 

  • What if We Were All the Same by C.M. Harris

  • Race Cars: A Children’s Book about White Privilege by Jenny Devenny

  • Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham 

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Books for Preschool and Young Elementary Ages:

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  • God Made Me and You: Celebrating Ethnic Diversity by Shaun Linne

  • God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell 

  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson 

  • One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different by Linsey Davis

  • When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner 

  • When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner 

  • A is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book by Anna Forgerson Hindley 

  • Loved: The Lord’s Prayer by Sally Lloyd-Jones  

  • The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler 

  • Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

Books for Older Elementary to Middle School Children:

  • The Gospel in Color: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Kids by Curtis A. Woods and Jarvis J. Williams

  • One Blood for Kids by Ken Ham 

  • A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory 

  • Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds 

  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh 

  • Anti-Racism Starts with Me: Kids Coloring Book by Kadeesha Bryant

  • The Day You Begin By Jacqueline Woodson 

  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story of Racial Injustice by Marrianne Celano

  • Aunt Harriets Underground Railroad in the ask by Faith Ringgold

  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Books for High School Students and their Parents:

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  • Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison 

  • One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race by John M. Perkins 

  • Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice by Eric Mason 

  • How to Be An Antiracist by Ingram X. Kendi

  • Stamped: Racism, Anticracism, and You by Ibrahim. X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds 

  • Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race and Getting Free from Fears and Frustration that Divide Us by Ben Watson

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • New Kid by Jerry Craft 

  • Ghost Boys by Jewel Parker Rhodes 

  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas 

  • The Nickel Boys by Colton Whitehead 

  • The 400 Year Head Start by Nikki Ace

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • What Are You? by Pearl Fuyo Gaskins

  • Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas

  • The Triumphs of Joseph: How Today’s Community Healers Are Reviving Our Streets and Neighborhoods by Robert L. Woodson Sr.

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