Challenging Anti-Asian Bias and Acting as an Ally

  • For Educators
    For Parents, Families, and Caregivers
    For Students
Illustration of Asians holding signs that read: "Stop Asian Hate," "Proud to be Asian," "I'm not a Virus"

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Amidst the increase in anti-Asian rhetoric, bullying in schools, racist incidents, scapegoating and hate crimes impacting Asian and Asian American people, this is an important opportunity to have conversations with young people about the history of violence and injustice. In addition, this time also provides an opening to engage students in learning more about the history and background of the AAPI community and how to act as an ally when you see, witness or experience bias and injustice.

The following resources for students, schools, classrooms and families can help to open those conversations.

Resources for Educators and Students

Resources for Families

Children's and Young Adult Literature

The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat brings many changes for Pacy: her best friend moving away, dealing with the prejudice directed toward a new student from China and learning to face some of her own flaws.

Juna's Jar

Determined to find her friend Hector who unexpectedly moved away, Juna turns to her special kimchi jar for help each night, plunging into the depths of the ocean in search of her friend.