Black History Month 2021
Below please find a collection of resources in popular media that seek to amplify the conversation about anti-racism and highlighting Black voices. We have sorted the materials into popular media, resources for youth leaders and children, and finally some resources from Orange and ParentCue on how to discuss racism specifically with your children and students. We pray these materials are useful in your own ministry and facilitate deep conversations about these topics.
Resources in popular media
AUDIBLE: “RAISING UP BLACK VOICES”
Here you will find collections of audio works from Black creators, performers, scholars, activists, and some allies who are forwarding the conversation on this topic.
Celebrity readers share children’s books by Black authors to spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love and antiracism.
AMAZON PRIME: “BLACK STORIES”
Here is a collection of critically acclaimed documentaries, dramas, action movies, comedies, and other films from Black directors, actors, producers, and others in cinema committed to amplifying Black voices.
Helpful YouTube videos
Resources for youth leaders and children
This site has provided a really extensive list of kids reading material. Kids books that model diversity and celebrate cultural differences. There is a list of questions to help foster conversations during the readings that will engage deeper level dialogue and thought on this topic.
NICKELODEON PARENTS: http://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/general/beyond_golden_rule.pdf
This is a site that is designed to help parents navigate these conversations with there children. Below is a link to a 56 page book designed to help parents teach there children to honor differences in themselves and others and to reject prejudice and intolerance. Designed children of all ages with age specific breakdowns. Preschool – age 10.
This covers a variety of bases in regards to age groups of young people. From our youngest, to teens and to adults
This is a lesson for young children about differences using videos and curriculum from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood “Alike & Different”
EVENSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: https://www.epl.org/antiracist-resources-and-reads-lists-for-all-ages/
This link is a list of books for all ages.
Resources from Orange and ParentCue
Talking About Racial Injustice with Students: https://orangestudents.com/talking-about-racial-injustice-with-students-even-when-youre-not-an-expert/
Parent Cue – Getting Through Tough Times: https://theparentcue.org/how-do-we-make-it-through-when-things-get-tough/
Why You Need To Talk To Your Kids About Race: https://theparentcue.org/pcl-40-why-you-need-to-talk-about-race-with-your-kids/
Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality: https://theparentcue.org/raising-kids-who-will-initiate-racial-equality/