Anti-Racism Resources for Tweens, Teens, and their Parents

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A curated list of movies, books, and resources, drawn from our Understanding Race page and from across the web, to help families of tweens and teens educate and engage.

teens protesting

 

Movies

The Hate U Give, based on the book by Angie Thomas

The documentary 13th, by Ava DuVernay: available in full on YouTube

American Son on Netflix

Black History Movies That Tackle Racism

How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids

Anti-Racism Movies on IMBD (review mindfully...)

 

Reading

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas: sixteen-year-old Starr’s world is upended when her childhood best friend is fatally shot by a police officer.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds: an exploration of racism and antiracism in present-day America.

Ghost Boys, by Jewel Parker Rhodes: a novel told from the POV of a black boy who is killed by a police officer.

What Lane by Torrey Maldonado: the story of Stephen, a mixed-race kid navigating two world with different rules.
What parents are saying: "My twins are biracial and it was a wonderful book of hard questions told in a frank yet loving way."

Antiracist Reading List published by the New York Times

 

Essays

When My Beautiful Black Boy Grows from Cute to a Threat

To My White Mom Friends: Here’s How To Be An Ally

 

Podcasts

Still Processing: Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham are working it out on this New York Times podcast.

 

Activism

26 Ways To Be In The Struggle Beyond The Streets

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

 

Other resources to help families learn and discuss

Constructive White Conversations: a gathering in which those who identify as white can speak freely and openly about race, racism, oppression, isolation, and all related issues.

Black Lives Matter at School: a movement for equity, inclusion, and the uplifting of Black students.

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk about Race

Anti-Racism Resources: This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work.

Showing Up for Racial Justice Resources: Resources for political education and critical thinking on racism, white privilege, white feminism, and more.