Black Lives Matter Statement + Resources

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We stand against hate. Together, we need to do the work to dismantle systemic racism.
The past two weeks have brought anti-Black racism to the forefront in our community. Police violence, brutality and overall ugliness are not an American problem – it is a global problem. In Canada, there are several cases of violence against Black and Indigenous people. Our families need to be part of the solution.

Here are some resources to share with your personal communities and families, especially the children and young people in your lives. While there are many resources out there, we have prioritized those written and developed by Black authors and activists. At Earl Haig, Black Lives Matter.

Resources for the littles

Videos:

Books:

  • Dancing in the Wings (Debbie Allen)
  • Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison)
  • I am Enough (Grace Byers)
  • Princess Truly series (Kelly Greenawalt)
  • Richard Van Camp books (such as Welcome Song for Baby)
  • Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged! (Jody Nyasha Warner)
  • Last Stop on Market Street (Matt de la Peña)
  • Don’t Touch My Hair (Sharee Miller)
  • Not My Idea (Anastasia Higginbotham)
  • Fresh Princess (Denene Millner)
  • Hair Love (Matthew A. Cherry)

Resources for the grown-ups

Independent Bookstores

Local Organizations to Support

[Update: Find more resources on raising anti-racist kids here.]