With protests across the country calling for systemic change and justice for the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, many of us are looking for ways to teach our children about race, resistance and activism.
For younger children, picture books can be a great way to start.
The Ferguson Library has a list of picture books that share stories of acceptance, perseverance and provide encouragement that we can build a better and more equitable world.
“Let the children march” by Monica Clark-Robinson
“I am enough” by Grace Byers
“You matter” [eBook] by Christian Robinson
“All are welcome” by Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman
“Hands up!” by Breanna J. McDaniel
“The undefeated“ by Kwame Alexander
“The day you begin” by Jacqueline Woodson
“Enough! : 20 protesters who changed America” by Emily Easton
“Looking like me” by Walter Dean Myers
Click here for the full list of suggested books from the Ferguson’s Youth Services librarians.
The Ferguson Library is now open for curbside pick-up. Learn more about how to get materials, here.
Information & images c/o The Ferguson Library