ADL’s online bibliography of recommended children’s and young adult books about bias, bullying, diversity and social justice.
The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth
Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators invite you into their homes to witness the conversations they have with their children about race in the U.S. today in this powerful call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racists and advocates for change.
Isabella is beginning to realize that being split between Mom and Dad is more than switching houses, switching nicknames, switching backpacks: it’s also about switching identities. Her dad is black, her mom is white, and strangers are always commenting: “You’re so exotic!” “You look so unusual.” “But what are you really?”
It all starts when six young people have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. In the room they call the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them. (Ages 10 and up)
As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is for middle grade readers looking for a full life story from childhood to the Presidency.
Each month a book from Books Matter is featured. Each Monthly Featured Book has educator and parent discussion guides to expand upon young people's learning from the book. Suggested activities help to facilitate discussions about identity and diversity, understanding and challenging bias and promoting social justice.