In 2019, a Sesame Street workshop found that 63% of parents say they never or rarely talk about their family’s race or ethnicity with their children. Children’s books are the most effective tool to engage your little ones about important issues. As our country faces turmoil and uncertainty about how to move forward, many parents are wondering how to have a conversation with their kids about race and racism. Books are a great place to start.

To encourage conversations about race and diversity here some books for you to read together as a family.

Birth to 3

Ages 3-5

Ages 5-8

Ages 9-12

Young Adult

In the comments below, share with us your favorite children’s books that highlight race and diversity!