Resources for families & educators

Our commitment to anti-bias and anti-racist teaching practices goes beyond our classroom to include resources for the community. Whether you’re walking through our doors every morning or stopping by our site to check the program out, we want to use our platform as a space where we can open our minds to learn together and stay accountable for one another.

Articles, Academic Papers, and Resources



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Video & Film

  • 5 Ways of Understanding Black Lives Matter : Watch NYU Professor Frank Leon Roberts break the BLM Movement down, keeping it real. His talk starts about a minute into the video
  • 13th: Documentary by Ava DuVernay which explores how the Thirteenth Amendment led to an epidemic of mass incarceration in the United States.  (available on Netflix)
  • I Am Not Your Negro: a 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House.
  • The Unequal Opportunity Race: a short educational video produced by the African American Policy Forum (founded by Kimberlé Crenshaw and Dr. Luke Charles Harris) to demonstrate how inequity is built into the framework of our society.
  • Disclosure: documentary, leading trans creatives and thinkers share heartfelt perspectives and analysis about Hollywood’s impact on the trans community

GATHER: GATHER is the story of the rebuilding of Native food systems. This feature film is an intimate portrait tracing the intentional destruction of Native American foodways and our renaissance and resilience, our inherent right, to reclaim it.

100 Books for Children to Combat Racism and Bias

Here are a few titles that we recommend for your child’s bookshelf that feature many walks of life.

  1. A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara (local author). Board book. Also available in Spanish
  2. Anti-Racist Baby by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  3. Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara
  4. Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley
  5. Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim and LeUyen Pham
  6. Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park and Ho Baek Lee
  7. Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson
  8. Susan Laughs Hardcover by Jeanne Willis
  9. Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
  10. Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank
  11. Pretty Brown Face by Andrea and Brian Pinkney
  12. They She He Me Free to Be! by Maya Christina Gonzalez and Matthew SG
  13. Hair Love  By Matthew A. Cherry
  14. Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children
  15. A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin
  16. Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
  17. Hands Up! by Breanna J. McDaniel
  18. Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen
  19. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
  20. When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff
  21. Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat
  22. The Name Jar Yangsook Choi
  23. You Hold Me Up/Ki Kîhcêyimin Mâna by Monique Gray-Smith
  24. Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin (referenced in “That’s not fair!” and the concept of protest)
  25. Islandborn By Junot Diaz
  26. The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hikab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad
  27. Julián Is a Mermaid By Jessica Love
  28. Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  29. Where are You From? By Jamie Kim
  30. Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
  31. Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library by Carole Boston Weatherfors
  32. Sing a Song: How “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Inspired Generations by Kelly Starling Lyons
  33. We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom by Kelly Starling Lyons
  34. Tan to Tamarind: Poems about the Color Brown by Malathai Iyengar,
  35. Missing Daddy by Mariame Kaba
  36. I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James
  37. Hair Love by Mattew A. Cherry
  38. Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’O
  39. Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi
  40. All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color by Katie Kissinger
  41. Under My Hijab by Hena Khan
  42. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
  43. Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina by Carmen Bernier-Grand
  44. Abuela’s Weave by Omar S. Casteneda, Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator)
  45. Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee
  46. All Because You Matter by Tami Charles
  47. I am Enough by Grace Bryers
  48. A Kids Book about Racism by Jelani Memory
  49. A Kids Book about Belonging by Jelani Memory
  50. Dreamers by Yuyu Morales
  51. The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson
  52. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  53. Daddy, There’s A Noise Outside by Kenneth Braswell
  54. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena, Christian Robinson
  55. How Raven Stole the Sun by Maria Williams,
  56. Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown
  57. Little You by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett
  58. Woke Baby by  Mahogany L. Browne
  59. Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley
  60. What is Light? By Markette Sheppard
  61. Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
  62. M is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child
  63. He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Melson
  64. Memphas, Martin, and the Mountaintop: TheSanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan
  65. Just like Mama by Alice Faye Duncan
  66. Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  67. Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Melson and Drew Nelson
  68. The Thing About Bees by Shagazz Larkin
  69. Araw sa Palengke by May Tobias-Papa
  70. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange
  71. Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku
  72. This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World by Matt Lamothe
  73. Jake Makes a World Jacob Lawrence, a Young Artist in Harlem by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
  74. Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas
  75. Pan de Sal Saves the Day by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco, illustrated by Mark Salvatus
  76. Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel
  77. The Moccasins by Earl Einarson, illustrated by Julie Flett
  78. Coyote Tales by Thomas King, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
  79. A Promise Is A Promise by Michael Kusugak and Robert Munsch, illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka
  80. Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong by Dawn B. Mabalon, PhD & Gayle Romasanta, illustrated by Andre Sibayan
  81. Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  82. It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad
  83. Dim Sum for Everyone! by Grace Lin
  84. The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren, illustrated by Fabio Santomauro
  85. A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui
  86. Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, illustrated by Kristi Valiant
  87. Hand Over Hand by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Renné Benoit
  88. Ay, Naku! by Reni Roxas
  89. Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Paola Escobar
  90. Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris
  91. The Skin You Live In Hardcover Book by Michael Tyler
  92. Lovely Hardcover by Jess Hong
  93. My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
  94. The Family Book Paperback by Todd Parr
  95. I Can See Just Fine Hardcover by Eric Barclay
  96. Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman
  97. Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina by Monica Brown
  98. Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  99. Dan and Diesel by Charlotte Hudson
  100. Playing and Learning Together Meeting Mimi by Francie Dolan