Resources for Singers & Families


At BCC we are continuing to learn and self examine. Below is a list of resources on anti-racism and equity for different age groups. This is not an exhaustive list, but a living list that is always evolving and changing as we strive to learn more. (Updated: August 31, 2020) 


Elementary School

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, by Vashti Harrison 

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History, by Vashti Harrison 

Through My Eyes, by Ruby Bridges

One Last Word, by Nikki Grimes

That is My Dream!,  by Langston Hughes

Firebird, by Misty Copeland 

Middle School

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jaqueline Woodson

How High the Moon, by Karyn Parsons

Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper

High School 

The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein


Parents of Young Children

Talking Race with Young Children - NPR Life Kit Podcast, Sesame Workshop
How White Parents Can Talk to Their Kids About Race - NPR Life Kit Podcast
What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary - NPR Life Kit Podcast

Young Adults+

1619 - New York Times Podcast

Nice White Parents (New York Times & Serial)



I Love My Hair - Sesame Street

Hair Love - Sony Pictures Animation Academy Award-winning short film

Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices - Netflix

Young Adults+

PBS Segment on George Floyd

The danger of a single story (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TED Talk)

The path to ending systemic racism in the US (Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King, Anthony D. Romero, TED Talk)

Racism has a cost for everyone (Heather C. McGhee, TED Talk)

Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice (Megan Ming Francis, TED Talk)

13th Documentary (Netflix/YouTube)