teaching sister racism


Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges by Ruby Bridges
Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky
by Faith Ringgold
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
by Deborah Hopkinson 
A Sweet Smell of Roses
by Angela Johnson, Eric Velasquez 
The Story Of Ruby Bridges
by Robert Coles, George Ford 
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 
by Mildred D. Taylor 
To Kill a Mockingbird 
by Harper Lee 
Bud, Not Buddy 
by Christopher Paul Curtis 
Esperanza Rising 
by Pam Muñoz Ryan 
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

there are plenty more that i’m probably not thinking of, but just make sure your sister reads books written by POC. so many childrens and young adult books are written by white people, especially african american young adult fiction for whatever reason. 

— navigatethestream

Book List: 
Nobody Owns The Sky by Pamela Paparone
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
Two Mrs. Gibsons by Toyomi Igus
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeannette Winter
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman
The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida
Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki
It Takes A Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Painted Words and Spoken Memories by Aliki
Africa is Not a Country by Margy Burns Knight

Those all racial and ethnic themes, and they’re a great place to start. They don’t exactly break down the concepts of institutionalized racism, but they at least should start the kid asking questions and developing a wider awareness. Insha’Allah this will be helpful.


Thank you so much! I will try and hunt them down =)