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

Online Resources:

The Gospel in Color: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation 

Racism is a very real issue which every child will encounter from their perspective at some point in their life. The authors Jarvis J. Williams and Curtis A. Woods have designed two companion books (one each for parents and children) to equip parents to have helpful, honest conversations with a biblical perspective on race and racism and how the good news of Jesus Christ brings about reconciliation. We will discuss these and other resources in order to help make this topic approachable, engaging, and gospel-centered both in and outside of your home.

Racism Online Book Discussion: What it Looks Like and How to Respond

June 28, July 6, & July 27 | 7:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Three books will be a part of this discussion in June and July:

  • “I’m Still Here” by Austin Channing Brown | June 28 | 7:00 PM

  • “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult | July 6 | 7:00 PM

  • "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi | July 27 | 7:00 PM

Pastor Heather is hosting an online Summer Book Club conversation to discuss the issues of systemic racism and invite conversation about steps we can take as individuals and the church to combat this evil.



Reading Resources:

Books for Conversations with Parents and their Children:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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



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