Resources to talk about prejudice, inclusion and diversity

This toolkit was created by the Department of Pediatrics. We're so glad you are visiting and hope you find these resources helpful.


Hennepin Healthcare's Department of Pediatrics acknowledges that racism, prejudice and discrimination are social determinants of health that negatively impact the health of children in our care. By challenging structural and systemic barriers, the Department aims to eliminate health disparities due to race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status. Hennepin Healthcare Pediatrics strives to provide exceptional care without exception to all children and their families. 


  • Create and nurture a respectful environment of anti-racism and equity for patients and staff 
  • Equip our staff and patients with the necessary tools to understand trauma-informed care, celebrate diversity and promote inclusion 
  • Practice equitable healthcare 
  • Engage in anti-racism advocacy   



Anti-Racism Training, 6 CEUs available (Free to public, $30 for CEUs)
Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso anti-racism training


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How to be an Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi

Just Us
by Claudia Rankine

The Color of Law
by Richard Rothstein

The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander

So You Want to Talk about Race
by Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility
by Robin Diangelo

Recommended Viewing



How to Talk About Racism and National Protests with Your Children
Talking About Racism with Kids | Children’s Hospital Colorado

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News
Talking to Kids About Racism and Violence | Child Mind Institute

Supporting Children 2-5 years
Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

TIME Talking to Kids about Anti-Asian Racism
AAPI-Resources.pdf (

Helping Children Become Thoughtful, Informed and Brave about Race
16 ways to help children become thoughtful, informed, and BRAVE about race | EmbraceRace

The Talk for White Parents with White Children
What is “The Talk” White parents should have with White children? | EmbraceRace

Guide for Parents of Asian/Asian American Teens
Guide for Parents of Asian/Asian American Adolescents (


How to Talk About Racism and National Protests with Your Children
How To Talk To Kids About Race In Uncertain Times - KQED (1 hour audio)

Talking Race with Young Children: NPR Podcast
Talking Race with Young Children: NPR (Source: YouTube, 20 minute audio)

Raising Kids Who Embrace Race: PTA Podcast
Raising Kids Who Embrace Race - A PTA Podcast (1 hour audio)

TV, YouTube, and Streaming

Websites and Social Media

Embrace Race – Aims to support parents to raise children who are brave, informed and thoughtful about race.

The Conscious Kid – Education, research and policy focused organization aimed at promoting youth development the conscious kid

PBS Kids for Parents
Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism | PBS KIDS for Parents

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Racism
Resource Library Racism Resource Library (

NCFR Resources to Dismantle AAPI Racism
Resources to Dismantle Racism Against the Asian American
Community | National Council on Family Relations (

Resources to Support Asian Youth
Additional Resources on Supporting Asian/Asian American Children and
Youth | Society for Research in Child Development SRCD

Online Education Portal
Talking About Race | National Museum of African American History and Culture (

Resources for Adults Trying to Talk to Children about Race
Raising Race Conscious Children | Resource for Talking About Race & Diversity


Free PDF Downloadable Anti-Racism Books for Children

Diverse Books to Address Anti-AAPI Racism
Diverse Books to Address Anti-AAPI Racism & Empower Our AAPI Community –Colorful Pages

Online PDF book “Beyond the Golden Rule” A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice, beyond_golden_rule.pdf (

Ages 0 - 2

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All of Us
by Carin Berger

Dream Big, Little One
by Vashti Harrison

Follow Your Dreams, Little One
by Vashti Harrison

Esta Bien ser diferente
by Sharon Purtil

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Antiracist Baby
by Ibram X. Kendi

Colores Del Mundo
by Annette Crespo

Counting on Community
by Innosanto Nagara

Toddler - Age 5

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Happy Within
by Marissa Taylor and Elena Sosa

The Proudest Blue
by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners
by Joanna Ho

Where are you From?
by Jaime Kim

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All Are Welcome
by Alexandra Penfold

I Am Enough
by Grace Byers

We are the Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom

by Matt de la Pena

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Allah Made Us All Different
by Rabia Gelgi

Hands Up!
by Breanna J. McDaniel

Fry Bread
by Kevin Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal

Yellow: Friendship Counts
by Katie Bradley

Elementary School

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Intersection Allies: We Make Room for All
by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, Carolyn Choi

Where do Dreams Grow?
by Jane Kurtz

A Kids Book about Racism
by Jelani Memory

The Day You Begin
by Jacqueline Woodson

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Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice
by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard

Middle School

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by Veronica Chambers

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things)
by Ibram X. Kendi

They Called Us Enemy
by George Takei

This Book is Anti-Racist
by Tiffany Jewell

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When Stars are Scattered
by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

New Kid
by Jerry Craft

Kiki and Jacque: A refugee story
by Susan Ross

Young Adult

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The Magic Fish
by Trung Le Nguyen

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

by Ibram X. Kendi

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All American Boys
by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Keily

Almost American Girl
by Robin Ha

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