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What We're Reading: June

Reads From Around the Web

There are so many great field of autism-related content to read, watch and listen to on the web. Each month we want to share a sample of the articles we’re reading, the videos we’re watching, or the podcasts we’re hooked on.

It's more important than ever to talk to your kids about race. Adults often think they should avoid talking with young children about race or racism because doing so would cause them to notice r ace or make them racist. In fact, when adults are silent about race or use "colorblind" rhetoric, they actually reinforce racial prejudice in children.

We've compiled a massive list of resources that will help you talk to your kids about race, take action, and how to stand together.

Organizations to Follow

  1. The Conscious Kid "We are an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth. We support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children."
  2. Fare of the Free Child Podcast "Fare of the Free Child is a weekly-published podcast community centering Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color in liberatory living and learning practices."
  3. Here Wee Read "Connecting people with diverse and inclusive books, kid-friendly products and family experiences they will love."
  4. Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility "Morningside Center envisions human societies that are just, peaceful, environmentally sustainable, and truly democratic. We pursue this vision every day in schools, working hand in hand with educators."
  5. National Museum of African American History & Culture "The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture."
  6. Colorlines by Race Foward "COLORLINES is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning in-depth reporting, news analysis, opinion and curation."
  7. Teaching For Change "Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world."
  8. Teaching Tolerance "Our mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy."
  9. We Need Diverse Books "We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry."
  10. Zinn Education Project "The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the country. For more than ten years, the Zinn Education Project has introduced students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula."

Anti-Racist Resources

  1. 10 Books That Challenge Racism
  2. 31 Children's Books that Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance
  3. 9 Books to Help You Understand Race and Dismantle Racism
  4. A Nonfiction Anti-Racist Reading List
  5. An Essential Reading Guide for Fighting Racism
  6. How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help
  7. Overcoming Racism - Race & Equity Training for Businesses & Schools
  8. Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
  9. 31 Children's Books That Adress race, racism, and activism
  10. A List of Social Justice Books for Teens
  11. Talking to Kids About Racism, Early, and Often

Talking About Race In Schools

  1. Teaching For Black Lives
  2. Black Lives Matter at School
  3. 2020 Curriculum Resource Guide
  4. Creating the Space to Talk About Race in Your School
  5. Lessons by Grade-Level and Educator Resources
  6. Classroom Activities, Circle Scripts, and Promoting Positive School Climate
  7. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools
  8. Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students
  9. Free Resources from the Book "Teaching For Black Lives"
  10. Teaching Guide
  11. Classroom Lessons

Instagram Accounts to Follow

  1. Inclusive Storytime
  2. The Conscious Kid
  3. The Tiny Activists
  4. Here Wee Read
  5. Woke Kindergarten
  6. Philly Children's Movement
  7. Wee the People

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