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  Are you looking for resources to talk to your children about racial justice?

Your library supports you.

by Rainbow Emma
The Library invites you to join us online, and soon in our physical space, as a safe place for all to visit. Learn about anti-racism and social justice and share information to build a stronger community where every voice counts.
Resources for Families, Parents, and Caregivers to get the conversation started:
June 6, Saturday @ 10 AM on CNN
Join your friends from Sesame Street to learn more about standing up to racism.
Listen to this 20 minute NPR podcast to get started. Read or listen to this interview with Jason Reynolds , National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and use this age-by-age list to discuss race with your children.
It is never too young to talk to kids about race. Here is a list of 100 picture books including Black people and communities updated as of May 29, 2020.
Want to get started reading right now? Stream books with your hoopla WFL library account. Need help accessing hoopla? Contact us. has anti-racist book lists along with many other resources. Check out ten tips for talking with your children or watch a webinar to learn about how to encourage cross- racial friendships, and much more.
More Family Resources :
Anti-racism Resources : More resources organized by format and including links for adults as well as children.

Black Lives Matter Resource List : A plethora of valuable information, with very specific links for parents and children.

Diverse Book Finder : Looking for more books? Identify and explore multicultural books with this K-3 book finder.

Healthline Parenthood: This web-site includes tips for kids, book lists by age, social media influencers to follow, and organizations making changes.

KidLit Rally 4Black Lives Recording : Created and coordinated by Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jason Reynolds on 6/4/2020! For more resources from the rally check here.

The Today Show: has current interviews, relevant web-sites, and other racial justice resources for parents.

and even more here.