Below is a non-exhaustive list of resources compiled around how to talk to your kids about race and racism. Georgetown Psychology is continually learning along with you, and we’re here to discuss, reflect, and process questions around racial injustice.


Jordan Masters, MSW, LGSW


Book List for Parents

Children’s Books

  • Saladin Allah reads, “Something Happened One Day” by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard. Illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin. With the Atlantis School of Gifted Youngsters.
  • “Hair Love” by Matthew A. Cherry
  • “A is for Activist” by Innosanto Nagara
  • “Sulwe” by Lupita Nyong’o
  • “Malcolm Little” by Ilyasah Shabazz
  • “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson
  • “Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History” by Vashti Harrison
  • “I Am Enough” by Grace Byers
  • “The Colors of Us” by Karen Katz
  • “The Story of Ruby Bridges” by Robert Coles
  • “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness” by Anastasia Higginbotham
  • “Saturday” written and illustrated by Oge Mora
  • “Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
  • “The Youngest Marcher” by Cynthia Levinson. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton

Teen & Young Adult Books

  • “All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds and Bendan Kiely
  • “Stamped” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
  • “March by John Lewis” (a graphic novel)
  • “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
  • “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone
  • “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo

Podcasts: For Adults

Podcasts: For Kids

  • Activist, You! (ages 5 and up): Episodes feature interviews with young activist, including kids and teens who are fighting for racial justice, climate justice, immigration reform, LGBTQ+ rights, and more.
  • So Get Me (ages 5 and up): On this show, rocker kids talk about their identities and the change they’re making in their communities.
  • Code Switch (ages 10 and up): NPR’s flagship podcast about race, curated a list of episodes that are suitable for children.