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Race and Equity Resources for Parents and Kids

SaintA is taking a stand in supporting Black Lives Matter and denouncing racism in any form within our agency. We will support our foster parents of color and will help our foster parents across the state on the journey toward equity for all.

We know that it’s hard to talk about race. Below you will find resources and information, compiled by the SaintA Treatment Foster Care team, to help facilitate important conversations regarding race with children and other loved ones. 

For Adults:

  1. Books:
    • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
    • How to Be an AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi
    • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
    • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
    • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Liveright
    • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  2. Videos:
  3. Podcasts:
  4. Films/Documentaries:
  5. Support Black-Owned Bookstores
  6. Support/Subscribe to Organizations Doing Important Work
  7. Other Resource Links

For Kids/Teens:

  1. Books:
    • An ABC of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing 
    • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
    • Not My Idea by Anastasia Higginbotham
    • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (for teens – also a movie available on Hulu)
    • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (for teens)
    • Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (for teens)
    • Just Ask – Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
    • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne Kaufman
    • Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
    • I Am Human – A Book of Empathy by Susan Verde
    • Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
    • My Heart by Corinna Luyken
    • I Can Do Hard Things – Mindful Affirmations for Kids for Gabi Garcia
    • Black Heroes – A Black History Book for Kids by Arlisha Norwood
    • A is for Activist by Innosanta Nagara
    • Civil Rights Then & Now by Kristina Brooke
    • I Am…Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys by Ayesha Rodriguez
    • When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner
    • Brown Boy Joy by Thomashia Booker
    • Hair Love by Matthew A Cherry
    • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
    • Separate is Never Equal by Duna Tonatiuh
    • Lets Talk About Race by Julius Leter
    • Whoever You Are by Mom Fox
    • We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Kates
    • Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  2. Videos:
  3. Films
    • The Color of Friendship
    • Pride
    • Remember the Titans
    • Hidden Figures
    • Ruby Bridges
    • Akeelah and the Bee
    • The Princess and the Frog
    • The Secret Life of Bees
  4. Resource Links