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Tough Topics for Kids: Race

Library resources to help kids tackle the tough topics in life.


Tips for talking to kids about race/diversity (from

Don't pretend to have all the answers.  Above all, remember that there’s no one “right” way to have these conversations.

Introduce diversity to different aspects of your life. Try attending events in your community that touch on race, or stopping in at cultural events year-round.

Don’t make talking about race a one-time event. Conversations can naturally occur if you’re paying attention to your child’s statements and staying aware of ways that unconscious bias can slip in.

Introduce kids to media that reboots notions about what heroes, neighbors and friends look like.

Here are some titles to get you started.