Student Resources

Books and videos to familiarize kids with other cultures and ethnicities.

Want to read with other local parents? Pick a book and email your idea to; we’re happy to help get virtual book clubs started!

Books for Younger Kids

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

Goggles!  by Ezra Jack Keats

M is for Melanin by Tiffany Rose

Saturday by Oge Mora

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton and Don Tate

The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane by Nikki Shannon Smith and Mari Lobo

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison

Shades of People by Shiela M. Kelly and Shelley Rotner

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin and Ebony Glenn

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson and E.B. Lewis

Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story by Shana Keller and Kayla Stark

Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World by Cheryl Hudson and Erin K. Robinson

Always, Jackie by J. Patrick Lewis and John Thompson

A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown and Laura Freeman

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly and Laura Freeman

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade and Cozbi A. Cabrera

The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath by Julia Finley Mosca and Daniel Rieley

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk

When Daddy Needs A Timeout by Valarie Pearce and Meredith Johnson

When Mommy Needs A Timeout by Valarie Pearce and Meredith Johnson

I Love Colors by Valarie Pearce

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

Videos for Younger Kids

“I Love My Hair!” – Sesame Street

“Abby Cadabby Interview About Prejudice” – CNN and Sesame Street

Sesame Street episode on Racism, Part 1 and Part 2

“Whoopi’s Skin and Elmo’s Fur” – Sesame Street

“Lupita Nyong’o Loves Her Skin” – Sesame Street

“Motown Magic” – Netflix Jr. series


Media for Older Kids

“Want to Be an Activist? Start With Your Toys” – TED Talk by McKenna Pope

“‘This Is Us’ Star Lonnie Chavis, 12, Shares His Experiences with Racism” – personal essay on

“10 Ways Youth Can Engage in Activism” – article

“Black Student Voices: Classroom Discussion on Race” – YouTube video

“The History of Yellow Face” – Teen Vogue video on YouTube

“Recent Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Doesn’t Mean Anti-Asian Racism Is New” – article in Teen Vogue

“Coronavirus Racism Infected My High School” – New York Times article, with 4-min video, discussion questions, and action steps

“Not American Yet” – personal essay by Alexander J. Lee, 16, in New York Times

“This Land Was Made For You and Me” – personal essay by Nicole Tian, 15, in New York Times

“The Growing Power of Asian-Americans in Georgia Now Comes With Fear” – New York Times article, with 3-min video, discussion questions and action steps

“The Long History of Racism Against Asian Americans in the US” – PBS article