My guilty pleasure is watching family vlog channels on YouTube and I'm so proud of each and every parent who makes an effort to read anti-racist books to their kids. The racial injustice spread across America and across the oceans is unbearable. It's about time we raise the following generations to be better.
We can't be silent or pretend it's not an issue. And, I'm thrilled to know that many anti-racist children's books are quickly selling out.
I'm not a parent just yet and I don't have any clue what it's like, but I plan on showing my kids how to spread love and kindness because that's what we all deserve. I want to support conversations about race and racism with everyone, including little kids who are eager and curious to learn.
Even babies as young as 6 months can recognize a difference in skin color and even before kids can talk, they learn the injustices of their parent's actions. If you've ever spent some time with a toddler, you know that they will say whatever is on their mind and they don't understand a snippet of sarcasm. They will also repeat everything you say, so it's important to first recognize your own mishaps.
Babies are not born racist, racism is taught and it's up to you, their guardian, to smash any stereotypes before they begin.
As parents, you must figure out when the best time to bring up this conservation is for your child, but know that there are many sources to help you. It's time to educate yourself and prepare for all the difficult conversations to come. Read all the grown-up books and children's books about racism and other topics because you can learn from them all.
Here are 16 children's books to read to your baby tonight or just for yourself to help shape the future of tomorrow:
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"Something Happened In Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice" – Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard
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