Parents are encouraged to review the linked resources to identify those that are best suited for your use.
Intended for students grades 4 to 8.
An asterisk (*) indicates that is it a resource on talking about race.
- Dr. Maya Angelou: Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud
- Quote from Oprah Master class excerpt: “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all of the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour.”
Something happened in our town - A children’s story about racial injustice.*
Video read aloud: "I am Enough" by Grace Byers - Positive affirmations about self and difference
Video read aloud: "Let the Children March" by Monica Clark-Robinson - Peaceful, youth-led protests for social justice
- The Engaged Parent: Navigating the School System for Black Student Success
- Talking to your children about racism (video)
- Dear Child - When Black Parents Have to Give the Talk (video)
- RESilience: Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Communication About Race
- Teaching Tolerance Magazine
- Across Boundaries: mental health and addiction services for racialized communities
- Registered Psychotherapist Bonnie J. Skinner discusses how parents, mentors, and community can help Black youth cultivate the strength and resilience required for success: