Reading is a powerful action on the path to become anti-racist and is an excellent way to start the conversation with your loved ones, especially tweens and teens. Today we would like to turn our commitment into action and share with you reading lists for those looking for books about race and ethnicity by BIPOC authors.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and with so many bookstores and libraries closed we can’t easily turn to those experts we rely on to recommend the right books to fit our children’s needs. Melissa Hart’s Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens features 22 book lists covering 11 different topics to help children find comfort and perspective through books. Here are mental health reading lists for Preteens and Teens.