Anti-Racist Resources for the Home Ed Family – the Anti-Black Racism Edition

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Dear black members of the Home Ed Voices community, I hope for justice, freedom, safety and peace for you all. BlackLivesMatter.

Dear everyone else,

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”

― Angela Y. Davis

Here is a short list of resources, organizations to follow, books and articles to read:

The Black Curriculum – “We teach Black British History in schools and out of schools to your people around the UK, – all year round using a range of art forms.” (Website, Instagram)

The Concious Kid – “Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens. Diverse #OwnVoices Books. Black and Brown Owned.” (Patreon for resources, book lists and to directly support the work, Instagram)

Round Table Books – Inclusive children’s bookshop | 97 Brixton Village, London SW9 8PS | A @_knightsof project (website, Instagram) – currently closed due to the lockdock, but please support when they re-open their online shop.

Knights of – “Independent. Commercial. Inclusive. Children’s books publisher | Books made by everyone, for every one” (website, fundraiser, BooksMadeBetter for resources, instagram)

This post from NoTimeForFlashCards about how to talk to children about racism in classic children’s books

and also…

How to Read A Racist Book to Your Kids By Stephen Marche (NewYorkTimes – 2012)

8 Ways Teachers Can Address White Supremacy in the Classroom from www.commonsense.org

Correcting Nonsense about the Ancient Greco-Roman Past from rfkclassics

4 Things we should all teach kids about racism right now from BlackGirlDangerous (2015)

7 Fantastic Tips from Youth on How to Teach and Talk About Racism from EverydayFeminism (2016)

Books:

What Is Race? Who Are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions by Clare Heuchan and Nikesh Shukla

Black Women in Science by Kimberly Brown Pellum

Me and White Supremacy: Young Readers’ Edition How You Can Combat Racism and Change the World Right Now! by Layla Saad (this isn’t due out till 1st August 2020, but should be a fantastic companion to her original adult version which parents can be working through now.)

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell (instagram) – “Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.” (Currently this book seems to be sold out everywhere, except kindle, but try your local bookshop.)

Voices Series:

Empires End by Leila Rasheed – A gripping Roman adventure told by a young North African girl who sets out on a danger-filled journey to Britain.

Diver’s Daughter by Patrice Lawrence – Diver’s Daughter – A Tudor Story explores the life of a young West African girl, Eve, living with her mother in the Southwark slums of Elizabethan London. When they hear from a Mary Rose survivor, George Symon, that one of the African free-divers who salvaged its treasures is alive and well and living in Southampton, mother and daughter agree to try to find him.

Son of the Circus by E. L. Norry – Son of the Circus – A Victorian Story explores the life of a young mixed-race boy, Ted, living with his mother and poorly older brother in Victorian Bradfield. When a stranger, a man the boys don’t remember ever seeing before, appears in their kitchen, Ted is hit with a shocking revelation. This man is his father – the first black circus owner in Victorian Britain, Pablo Fanque.

What have you found useful that you would add to this list?



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