Books to help you talk to your kids about racism & white privilege

By Let's Play Books Bookstore

By Let's Play Books Bookstore

Parents who don’t proactively talk about racial issues with their children are inadvertently teaching their children that race is a taboo topic. Parents who want to raise children to accept individuals from diverse cultures need to counter negative attitudes that their children develop from exposure to the negative racial stereotypes that persist in our society.

Let's Talk about Race

Julius Lester and Karen Barbour

$7.99 $7.35

The Other Side

Jacqueline Woodson and E. B. Lewis

$18.99 $17.47

LPB Top Pick.

Those Shoes

Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones

$7.99 $7.35

One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia

$7.99 $7.35

This novel was the first featured title for Marley D’s Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Maria Russo, in a New York Times list of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original." *Brightly, in Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's article "Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality"

Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes

$16.99 $15.63

LPB Top Pick. LPB Family Read. A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice

Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, et al.

$16.98 $15.62

The Parker Inheritance

Varian Johnson

$7.99 $7.35

Children can sometimes have trouble understanding that in the timelines of our nation’s history, Jim Crow segregation ended not that long ago. The Parker Inheritance, a mystery novel of sorts, helps bring that truth home.

Finding Langston

Lesa Cline-Ransome

$7.99 $7.35

LPB Top Pick A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction When eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

$11.99 $11.03

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness

Anastasia Higginbotham

$18.95 $17.43

Antiracist Baby Board Book

Ibram X Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky

$8.99 $8.27

Whoever You Are

Mem Fox and Leslie Staub

$7.99 $7.35