Family Resources: Understanding Racism

Nickelodeon’s heralded Nick News marks its return with a special hour-long presentation–Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, premiering Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).  Hosted by global superstar Alicia Keys, the program will amplify the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events. Read more>

Tools for Talking to Children About Racism

When it comes to talking to younger children about racism, where do you even begin? It may seem difficult, but as one of your partners in learning, we’re here to share with you age-appropriate tools, simple strategies, and advice from experts, that will help you to engage in conversations that inspire your kids to change the world. Whether you are having the first talk or continuing a discussion, these trusted sources of information can help you approach these issues with even the youngest children.

Children’s books

  •   Shades of Black by Sandra Pinkney
  •   You Matter by Christian Robinson
  •   I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
  •   Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds
  •   A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

Videos for kids

Books for grownups

  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Videos for grownups


Tip sheets & activities