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Books, Movies, and More to Educate Your Children About Race: An Age-By-Age Guide

Many parents worry about shielding their children from issues of race and racial differences. But at some point, children are bound to learn about the realities of injustice. Research has shown that awareness of race and differences begins quite early. You, as the parent, have the power and responsibility to start the conversation with your children, allowing it to be transparent, frank, and helpful.

Knowing where to start, what to say, and how to say it can be extremely confusing depending on the age and maturity of your child. We put together this age-by-age guide of books, TV shows, podcasts, and movies that you can read and watch with your children to facilitate age-appropriate education and conversation about race.

For young children: Ages 0-6

In the early years, it's your job to create compassion and tolerance. Let the information your child consumes be abundantly diverse. We recommend a few great children's books, movies, and television shows to get started: