Resources for young people, children and their families connected with race and diversity

We have gathered together some resources for young people, children and their families connected with race and diversity. We will add to and update this page.

BBC Bitesize have some helpful resources looking at Black History Month, Systemic Racism – Kids’ questions, as well as key events in Black history. These short videos can be watched together and discussed.

CBeebies, which is aimed at younger children and their parents, has some resources about talking to your children and race and heritage, as well as some of the events that they have produced for Black History month – including Bedtime Story with Floella Benjamin.

Booktrust have also compiled an excellent collection of books that explore stories about black history from around the world. They range from picture books, to teen novels.  Each book has an interest level age guide, as well as a reading age guide to help select appropriate books.

 

Place2B have an art project on their website to explore the stories and lives of inspirational black people.

The Guardian have a Black History Month page gathering together related articles.

 

 

The Scotsman has produced a reading list of books for adults including some novels by black authors as well as books that are academic studies.

The editors of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy (JCP) have recommended these recent papers by child psychotherapists, which  explore race and diversity and can be downloaded free until 31 December 2020 :

‘I don’t want to die, I want to feel better’: finding hope through psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy by Coretta Ogbuagu in 45.3

The ‘hostile environment’ and the therapeutic journey of an adolescent girl by Sean Junor-Sheppard again from 45.3