Every February brings this opportunity to remember and recognize the important people and events in the history of African Americans. We at the Coalition believe that race, culture, and identity matter. We are on a continuing journey to educate ourselves and challenge beliefs and biases so that we can, in turn, support families and caregivers.

This week, we’d like to highlight a number of the resources available to you from the Coalition about this critical topic. While there is a greater focus on raising awareness of the contributions of African Americans during February, we encourage you to continue learning, growing, and celebrating all year round.

Recommended Resources

From the Lending Library

  • Virtual Resource Kit: Transracial Parenting
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, by Emmanuel Acho
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race, by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
  • Growing Up Black: From slave days to the present-25 African-Americans reveal the trials and triumphs of their childhoods, by multiple authors
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Growing Up Black: African American Identity, by Youth Communication
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  • Kids Explore America’s African American Heritage, by Westridge Young Writers Workshop
  • All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Your Hair is Your Crown!, by Tamekia Swint
  • I Love My Hair!, by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

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