10 Books to Help Students Talk about Race

"I did then what I knew to do.

Now that I know better,

I do better."

Maya Angelou

Let's help our own children and students by helping them to know better and do better by bringing diverse books into our classrooms and allowing opportunities of tough conversations to happen.

  1. Let's Talk About Race By: Julius Lester

2. Skin Like Mine By: Latashia M. Perry

3. Same, Same but Different By: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

4. The Other Side By: Jacqueline Woodson

5. Skin Again By: Bell Hooks

6. The Skin You Live In By: Michael Tyler

7. Whoever You Are By: Mem Fox

8. Last Stop On Market Street By: Matt De La Peña

9. Something Happened In Our Town By: Dr. Marlanne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard, and Jennifer Zivoin

10. Say Something! By: Peter H. Reynolds

What else would you add to the list? I'd love to hear more suggestions to add to our list!

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