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.


Elementary School

Streetcar to Justice, by Amy Hill Hearth
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
Let the Children March, by Monica Clark-Robinson and Frank Morrison
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Sulwe, by Lupita Nyong’o

Middle School

Ghost Boy, by Jewell Parker Rhodes
March Forward, Girl, by Melba Pattillo Beals
All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (12+)
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Philip Hoose
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (12+)

High School 

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas 
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo 
How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates


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
A Decade on Watching Black People Die - CodeSwitch NPR ~ 22 min
Your Body Being Used - CodeSwitch NPR ~ 6 min
BIAS: Well-Meaning White People - Smartest Person in the Room Podcast



I Love My Hair - Sesame Street
Hair Love - Sony Pictures Animation Academy Award-winning short film

Young Adults+

Segment on George Floyd - PBS
How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion - Peggy McIntosh, TED Talk
Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice - Megan Ming Francis, TED Talk
How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them - Verna Myers, TED Talk
How We’re Priming Some Kids for College and Others for Prison - Alice Goffman,  TED Talk
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)
13th Documentary (Netflix/YouTube)
King in the Wilderness (Peter Kunhardt) *Also available on HBO with a subscription
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)