Silence Is Not an Option
Resources for Families about Black Lives and Antiracism
Right now our community is struggling. There are protests, riots, and unrest. Children are aware of the situation and may ask questions. This could be uncharted territory for caregivers. The Oak Lawn Public Library would like to offer the following resources for your family.
For children's books about and related to anti-racism, see the new shelf on our Goodreads page .
- The Brown Bookshelf is hosting a Kidlit Rally for Black Lives
on Thursday, June 4th.
- There will be a Town Hall for families and kids to Stand Up to Racism on Saturday, June 6th. It will be hosted by CNN and Sesame Street.
- Talking to Children About Racial Biases is an article written by Dr. Ashaunta Anderson & Dr. Jacqueline Dougé.
- Reena B. Patel wrote an article " How to Educate Your Children on Riots & Protests
". She is a guidance counselor, licensed educational psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst.
- Talking About Race is a website hosted by the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
- The website Teaching Tolerance is designed for educators, however, their articles and lessons offer great talking points for families.
- NPR has a 20-minute podcast about how to talk to young children about race.
- Raising Race Conscious Children has several strategies for how adults can talk to young children about race.
Created by Emily Kenny on
Jun 3rd, 2020 @ 1:01 PM.
Updated on Jun 4th, 2020 @ 12:02 PM.