Workshop Description


Children's Understanding of Race and Racism

CBC News, "Kids share experiences of anti-Asian racism in the pandemic" (24 March 2021).


Jill Suttie, Greater Good Magazine, "Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias in Your Children" (23 March 2017). 


University of Toronto, "Racial bias may begin in babies at six months, U of T research reveals" (11 April 2017).


Erin N. Winkler, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race" (2009).



​Courageous Conversations about Race and Racism

Arti Patel, Global News, "Anti-Asian racism in Canada: How to have open conversations with kids" (22 March 2021). 

Ashaunta Anderson and Jacqueline Dougé, "Talking to Children About Racial Bias

The Children's Community School, "They're Not too Young to Talk about Race" (2018).


Michel Martin, NPR Life Kit, "How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race" (4 June 2020). 

Zulekha Nathoo, CBC, "How to talk to kids about race, and why you should start now" (4 June 2020). 


NPR Race Kit, "Talking Race With Young Children" (26 April 2019). 


Katrina Schwartz, KQED, "Teaching 6-Year-Olds About Privilege and Power" (7 September 2019).

UNICEF, "Talking to your kids about racism: How to start the important conversation and keep it going" (9 June 2020).


Resources about Racism and Anti-Racism



Desmond Cole, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power (2020).


I Dream Library, RADAR - Intersectional Literary Analysis™ (2020).


Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism (2018). 

Bob Joseph, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act (2018).

Parents for Diversity




Children and YA Books that Address Race and Racism


Gloria Chao, Our Wayward Fate (2019).

Jerry Craft, New Kid (2019).

Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, I Am Not a Number (2016).

Tiffany Jewell, This Book is Anti-Racist 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (2020).

Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi, IntersectionAllies: We Make Room For All (2019).

Ibram X. Kendi, Antiracist Baby Picture Book (2020).

Julie Leung, Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist (2019). 

Isabel Quintero, My Papi Has a Motorcycle (2019).


Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (2020).

Phyllis Webstad, Phyllis's Orange Shirt (2019). 

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