Learn to be an anti-racist: age 9-12

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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 our guide to help your child make sense of the news and cope with news that makes them feel worried or upset.

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 of any age 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