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Some Resources for Parents Raising Children of Color


For Parents:

• Gillespie, P. -Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families
• Howard, G. -We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools
• Nakazawa, D. -Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?: A Parent's Guide to Raising Multiracial Children
• O’Hearn,C.- Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural
• Rockquemore, K.-Raising Biracial Children
• Rush, S. -Loving Across the Color Line; A White Adoptive Mother Learns about Race
• Wardle, F.- Tomorrow's Children
• Wright, M.- I’m Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World

For Kids:
• Jackson, D. -In Your Face: The Facts About Your Features
• Parr, T. -The Family Book
• Igus, T. Two Mrs. Gibsons
• Friedman, I. -How My Parents Learned to Eat
• Davol, M. -Black, White, Just Right!
• Katz, K.- The Colors of Us-Karen Katz
• Kates, B.-We’re Different, We’re the Same-Bobbi Kates
• Adoff, A. -Black is Brown is Tan
• Hamanaka, S. -All the Colors of the Earth
• Kissinger, K.-All the colors we are : the story of how we get our skin color

 

Here are some helpful keywords to use when looking for resources in libraries about these topics:
Interracial, transracial, biracial, racially mixed children, race awareness


If you have questions, comments, and additions, please contact jroby@phillipsbrooks.org

10/2007