At Northwest Children’s Theater, we believe racial literacy is essential for the healthy development of our youth and for our community. Here are some resources geared toward kids, teens, parents, and caregivers, from local and national experts.
Book Lists for Kids
- Books to help children understand race, anti-racism and protest from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
- A list of anti-racist books for kids from Powell’s Bookstore
- Available e-books to borrow from the Multnomah County Library
- Books celebrating diversity from Colorful Pages
- The Brown Bookshelf, a group of authors and illustrators who came together to push awareness of the myriad of Black voices writing for young readers.
TYA Free Play: Open Source Scripts Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow
Award-winning playwright, poet, and changemaker Idris Goodwin offers five short plays for multi-generational audiences to spark conversation about race in America.
Articles & Resources for Parents
- Guidance on talking with kids about race, racial literacy, and how to be an ally from The Conscious Kid
- K-8 activities and lesson plans for teachers, parents, and caregivers from Colorful Pages
- A list of articles and advice from experts, organized by the Center for Racial Justice in Education
- An assortment of educational resources and articles from Teaching Tolerance
- Talking race with young children from NPR