Learn to be an anti-racist

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Racism can be a difficult topic to talk about with your child. These videos, news articles and books can help you to explore race and identity together.

Watch and learn

The videos below share experiences of racism and how to speak out against it. Watch them with your child and talk about what you’ve seen.

Ellis Fearon (aged 14) explains Black Lives Matter

Nova Reid describes microaggressions

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

Make sense of the news together

This article from BBC Newsround explains what happened to George Floyd and why it made people so angry.

It may also be helpful to look at the guides below to help your child make sense of the news and cope with news that makes them feel worried or upset.

News Navigator

Feelings about news

Black Stories Matter

Reading stories together can be a great way to learn about racism and equality. These extracts and book lists will help you and your child explore race, identity, family and community.

Ages 0-5

See Tàta Storytime where actors read beautiful picture books by authors from African, Caribbean and African American heritage.

Book list for ages 0-5

Ages 5-8

Watch Nathan Byron read his book Look Up! as part of Puffin Storytime

Read an extract of The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali and Hatem Aly at LoveReading4Kids

Read an extract of The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander at LoveReading4Kids

Book list for ages 5-8

Ages 9-12

See Ade Adepitan talk about his book Cyborg Cat and the Night Spider and get the audiobook free

Read an extract of Clean Getaway by Nic Stone at LoveReading4Kids

Read an extract of Crongton Knights by Alex Wheatle at LoveReading4Kids

Book list for ages 9-12