Resources for Parents & Teachers

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Black History Children’s Books

Happy in Our Skin by Fran Mushkin; Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Chocolate Milk, Por Favor! Celebrating Diversity with Empathy by Maria Dismondy; Illustrated by Donna Farrel

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford (Coretta Scott King Honor Winner); Illustrated by Eric Velasquez (Pure Belpre Award Winner)

Son, You are a King by Tena V. Baker; Illustrated by Jasmine Hatcher

Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color by Monique Fields; Illustrated by Yesenia Moises

Ish by Peter Reynolds

I AM Human: A book of Empathy by Susan Verde; Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Something Happened in Our Town: Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celeno, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazard; Illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin

I am NOT a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer; Illustrated by Gillian Newland

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book) by Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Asian American & Pacific Islander Children’s Books

Always Anjali by Sheetal Sheth; Illustrated by Lucia Soto & Jessica Blank

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

The Pho Team by Susan Do Zuniga

No Kimche for Me by Adam Kim

A Fish for Jimmy by Katie Yamasaki

Landed by Milly Lee; Illustrated by Yangsook Choi

Developmental Milestones by Age That Support Character Development

Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom by SECA

Resources for Coping with World Events

Your care and support can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street is here for you with activities and tips for the challenges and joys along the way.

Click here for the latest on Community and Gun Violence by Sesame Street

Talking to Kids in the Wake of Mass Violence by

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting by the American Psychological Association

APA resources for coping with mass shootings, understanding gun violence by the American Psychological Association

Using Texts to Promote Healthy Personal and Social Identities among Children

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – May 2023