Get Informed

Learn about racism and antiracism in America. Check out our list of resources that will educate, increase self-awareness, and empower us to advocate. 

Articles on White Accountability

Articles

Books

Film & TV

Videos

The History Of Black History Month by Daryl Michael Hall

National Geographic for Kids: Black History Month

Ways to Center the Black LGBTQ Experience

Resources for Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Black History Month Teaching Tolerance Learning Plan (texts, teaching strategies, and student tasks).
2021 BLM Curriculum Guide.  From Black Lives Matter at School.  
National Education Association - Black History Month Lessons.  
“The Hill We Climb” and the 2021 Inauguration.  Lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance 
BlackPast.org is one of the largest repositories of information relating to Black history on the web.

Resources for Elementary School Students

28 Days: A bLack History Month Lesson Plan.  Lesson from Scholastic.  

Resources for Middle School Students

13th Documentary Unit.  Teachers Pay Teachers.  Gr8-12+ higher education
Riots, protests, and Black Lives Matter Movement .  Teachers Pay Teachers.  Gr8-12 + higher education
When they See Us: Representation, Stereotypes, Race and Gender.  Teachers Pay Teachers.  Gr6-12 + higher education.
Mamba Out: The Black History of Basketball.  Teachers Pay Teachers.  Gr6-12.
PBS NewsHour Collection of Black History Month resources, lesson plans, video, articles.  
 

Books for Parents 

Age appropriate books children can read that either feature the stories of or are authored/illustrated by people of color, or address race, antiracism issues:
 

Newborn to Age 2

3 & up

4 & up

Age 9-12 (4th-6th grade)

Teen & Young Adult


Additional Book Lists


Articles and Resources for Parents

A Talk to Teachers | James Baldwin

Books

A Hope In The Unseen by Ron Suskind
All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
Always Running by Luis J Rodriguez
And We Still Rise by Miles Corwin
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
Black Boy by Richard Wright
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
Five Ways To Show You Care For Your Black Students by Jaleel R. Howard in Education Week
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley 
Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers
Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
Nilda by Nicholasa Mohr
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
 

Videos