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Resources to discuss Racism

Arthur on Racism

Arthur on Racism

Arthur, Buster, and Mrs. MacGrady talk about ways we can all fight racism and stand up for what's right.

 

Children's Media Association

Children's Media Association

Resources About Racism and Bias for the Children’s Media Community

 

ACT.TV Animated Explainers

ACT.TV Animated Explainers

Animated videos that explain difficult topics

 

 

Kevin and Jamal

Kevin and Jamal

Systemic racism explained by Kevin and Jamal animated video

 

Racism and Police Violence

Racism and Police Violence

Racist roots of police violence against Black people explained in animated video

 

Common Sense Media Videos

Common Sense Media Videos

Parents: It's Time to Talk about Race

 

 

NMAAHC: Let's Talk About Race

NMAAHC: Let's Talk About Race

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.

 

Social Justice Books.org

Social Justice Books.org

Carefully selected lists of books for children and educators, book reviews, and articles on social justice, multicultural children’s literature.

 

Software/Apps

Ubongo Kids

Ubongo Kids

Africa's leading producer of edutainment content for children ages 3 - 14 on holistic early childhood education to STEM skills.

 

Smart Buddies

Smart Buddies

Teaches coding by featuring a diverse set of characters on self-balancing, programmable scooters.

 

NMAAHC Stories

NMAAHC Stories

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) mobile app features highlighted objects from collections, multimedia, and augmented reality.

Quackenworth

Quackenworth

Quackenworth is an educational media company that specializes in mobile games and educational web products.

 

Genii Games

Genii Games

Genii Games is a collection of interactive mobile apps and web videos for kids to learn about African Culture through games, animation, languages, folktales, and digital storytelling.

Science Underground

Science Underground

Science Underground is a two-minute podcast hosted by TED speaker and scientist Ainissa Ramirez. The show explores a range of topics—some that are pulled right from the headlines, others are topics you’ve been wanting to know.

Crazy Aunt Lindsey's Fab Lab

Crazy Aunt Lindsey's Fab Lab

This site is all about connecting the dots between the magic of everyday life to the scientific process. The videos, projects, and resources you find here brings science to life through beautiful, useful DIY projects.

 

Clothing/Apparel

Blended Designs

Blended Designs

Backpacks, apparel, and gear designed to inspire children of color.

 

Hero Heads

Hero Heads

Hero Heads is a clothing brand with unique, hand-drawn designs of inspirational people, allowing you to ‘wear your heart on your tee’. We contribute 10% of profits to a charity related to the hero's cause. In order to create high quality clothing with artistic designs that last, we screen print with the best inks on high-end fabric that is super comfortable, resilient, and produced responsibly.

African American Heritage Store

African American Heritage Store

Celebrate the history, influence, and accomplishments of the African American community through our carefully selected products.

Books/Video

Cocoa Girl Magazine

Cocoa Girl Magazine

United Kingdom's first magazine for girls of color ages 6-13.

 

 

Sometimes We Do (MathTalk)

Sometimes We Do (MathTalk)

Picture book featuring early math concepts.

 

 

Look, Listen, and Learn

Look, Listen, and Learn

Early learning educational program that showcases Black and Indigenous people and people of color learning, teaching, and exploring.

 

Bino and Fino

Bino and Fino

Made in Nigeria, The Bino and Fino Show is about a brother and sister who live in a modern day African city.

 

Lee & Low Multicultural Books

Lee & Low Books

LEE & LOW BOOKS is the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the country; publishing books about everyone for everyone. They are also one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States, with books for children from pre-K to 12th grade.

 

Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Books by outstanding African American authors and illustrators that focus on the African American experience for youth audiences.

 

Sweet Blackberry

Sweet Blackberry

The mission of Sweet Blackberry is to bring little known stories of African American achievement to children everywhere.

 

The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers is the single largest archival collection of its kind in the world designed to promote and celebrate the successes and to document movements, events and organizations that are important to the African American community and to American society.

Miscellaneous

Puzzle Huddle

Puzzle Huddle

Puzzles and products that affirm and inspire diverse children.

Black Illustrations

Black Illustrations

Series of FREE digital designs of black people for your next online project. Free for commercial and personal use.

Natural Hair Girls

Natural Hair Girls

Natural Hair Girls is an online store that sells ethnic dolls with customized hairstyles.

Literary Safari

Literary Safari

Literary Safari develops, produces, and publishes inclusive children’s media rooted in an understanding of learning science, educational standards, narrative design, and good, old-fashioned fun!

WideOpen School

WideOpen School

Powered by Common Sense Media, free resources from leading education organizations to help students learn.

African Ancestry.com

African Ancestry.com

African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent. With the industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of over 25,000 indigenous African samples, African Ancestry determines specific countries, and more often than not, specific ethnic groups of origin with the highest level of detail, accuracy and confidence.

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