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: April 7, 2021) 


Elementary School

Remember: The Journey to School Integration, by Toni Morrison

Ways to Make Sunshine, by Renée Watson

Ambitious Girl, by Meena Harris

One Last Wordby Nikki Grimes

That is My Dream!,  by Langston Hughes

We Are Water Protectorsby Carole Lindstrom*

When We Are Kindby Monique Gray Smith* 

Middle School

As Brave As You, by Jason Reynolds

Some Places More Than Others, by Renée Watson

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jaqueline Woodson

How High the Moon, by Karyn Parsons

Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper

The Reluctant Storytellerby Art Coulson*

Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Storyby Andrea L. Rogers*  

High School 

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah

The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

I Will See You Againby Lisa Boivin*

Apple (Skin to the Core)by Eric Gansworth*

*= These titles came from American Indians in Children's Literature's "Best Books of 2020" list


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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+

Floodlines (The Atlantic)

1619 (New York Times)

Nice White Parents (New York Times & Serial)



Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Netflix)

“Talking Gets Us There” (Amanda Gorman, PBS Kids)

Young Adults+

When They See Us (Ava DuVernay, Netflix)

Loving (Jeff Nichols, Netflix)

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)