An anti-racist reading list for children and adults

anti-racism reading list for children and adults


Following the events and protests of recent days, posting pretty pictures on Instagram or worrying about what next year's trends will be just doesn't seem right. But nothing is going to be the same. Progress is being made. In the past few days so much has changed and so much information has been passed and we are hopeful for a better future. We acknowledge that we don't know enough, but we want to learn and we want to be part of the conversation. Actually, we take it back. We don't want to be part of the conversation. We want to be silenced so that for the first time, we can hear the voices of the people that have't had a voice yet. We are going to step back and learn. And teach our children. It's not an excuse to not participate, but we realised that bringing our feelings of discomfort to the table is just another distraction from the feelings of the people we really need to pay attention to. 

So here's a list of resources we have put together that we feel will help us do better. We have't read every book listed below but we thought we'd share this list we drafted with you, so we can learn together. If we missed any resource you think we should include, please email us. We'd love to hear from you.

A is for activist by Innosanto Nagara 
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
It's your world now, by Barry Falls
Here we are by Oliver Jeffers
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla Saad 
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo


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