Talking to Children About Race
Your guide for raising anti-racist kids
Loretta Andrews, Ruth Hill
“It's easier to build strong children than repair broken men and women. This book provides an incredible opportunity for parents and guardians to start important conversations early on.” – Guvna B, rapper, author and broadcaster
“Books like this are essential, the more children are comfortable talking about race the less barriers there will be between us.”. - Naomi and Natalie from Everydayracism
Do you want to raise anti-racist children? Do you long to learn but are too scared of saying or doing the wrong thing?
Then Talking to Children about Race is for you.
But before we start talking to our children, we must start chatting honestly with one another.
Broadcaster Loretta Andrews and the educator Ruth Hill had been friends for years before the shocking death of George Floyd made it impossible not to dig deeper into the topic of race and how to explain racism to their children.
Drawing on the very real conversations that ensued, this book invites you into the dialogue to better equip you to bring up anti-racist children.
With warmth and approachability, the authors provide a history of race and explore white privilege, unconscious bias and systematic racism. They offer practical tips, ideas and activities to help you to educate, empower and raise anti-racist children today.
"Loretta and Ruth have given us a treasure: a non-judgemental, open-hearted manual on ways to tackle the subject of race with our little ones." - Sarah Clarke (Disastersofathirtysomething):
“What I love the most is that you are part of change – a lasting change tribe. Ruth and Loretta have not only used their platform but their honest voices in sharing their experiences and research to be the conversation opener for children and families on anti-racism.” - Dina Maktabi, Founded of Kensington Mums www.kensingtonmums.co.uk
"This is an incredibly helpful and well-written guide that I will go back to time and time again throughout raising my son!" – Emma Borquaye, author and founder of Girl Got Faith
"I really wanted to skim through this book, picking out little nuggets of wisdom, but paragraph after paragraph, chapter after chapter, I was engrossed!!" - Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha, Co-Founder of Black Mums Upfront