BAX Virtual Bulletin Board
In addition to the resources below, the Virtual Bulletin Board is a place where BAX will highlight important holidays, celebrations, social justice resources, and events happening throughout the season. Each month there will be different topics and points of focus which we will unpack and engage in further. There will be creative prompts, playlists, resources and more!
Anti-Racist Resources for Children and Families
In alignment with BAX’s mission and commitment to anti-racism, please see below for a list of select anti-racist resources for children and families. Please feel free to reach out to the Education Department (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Reading for Equity: A list of anti-racist resources for children (all ages) and for caregivers talking with kids about race
- Anti-Racism Resources for all ages A Project by the Augusta Baker Chair: https://padlet.com/nicolethelibrarian/nbasekqoazt336co
- Social Justice Books:
- For a list of age-appropriate books that can help caregivers introduce sensitive subjects:
- Books for Littles Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race:
- Read Brightly:
- Diverse Books for Tweens and Teens Written by Own Voices Authors
- 11 Contemporary Diverse Novels for Middle Grade Readers
- Colorful Poetry: 22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids
- Kids Like Me: 18 Books with Diverse Main Characters
- 17 New Authors of Color Writing Much-Needed Stories for Kids
- A Reading Rainbow: YA Novels That Explore Sexuality and Sexual Identity
- 10 Exciting New Middle Grade Books with Latinx Main Characters
- 14 New Children’s and YA Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
- Pride and Less Prejudice: 10 LGBTQ Books for Teens
- 12 Inspiring Illustrated Biographies That Introduce Kids to Diverse Heroes
- Black Lives Matter Instructional Library
- Indigenous Showcase Reading Room
- Netflix Series BOOKMARKS Celebrating Black Voices: Celebrity readers share children’s books by Black authors to spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love and antiracism.
Additional anti-racist activity and discussion resources for families:
- These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids (New York Times: June 2, 2020): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/parenting/kids-books-racism-protest.html
- Boogie Down (Bookstore Without Walls):
- 25 Anti-Racist Books for Families: https://boogiedownbooks.indielite.org/25-anti-racist-books-families
- 25 Anti-Racist Books for Educators: https://boogiedownbooks.indielite.org/25-anti-racist-books-educators
- National Black Lives Matter in School Week of Action Starter Kit:
- Video: The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist. Read by author Cynthia Levinson.
- Online Resources for Families Regarding Racial Injustice from the Children’s Museum of the Arts:
Professional development resources for deepening and building racial justice practices:
- The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB): www.pisab.org
- Solidarity Statement issued by PISAB https://mailchi.mp/pisab.org/pisab-solidarity-statement-we-mourn-we-moan-we-organize
- Race Forward: www.raceforward.org
- Center for Racial Justice in Education (specific training for parents and educators on talking to kids about race): www.centerracialjustice.org
- Affirming Black Lives in School: Teachers, Administrators, and Students
Latinx Heritage Month Resources
- A collection of resources for families and educators from scholastic: Teach your students about Hispanic history, art, and music using these lesson plans, book lists, crafts, and biographies.
- Adding Latinx Poetry to Your Curriculum | Poetry Foundation
- Latinx and Latin American titles at social justice books
- Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 on The Oprah Magazine
- Latinos heritage from We Teach NYC
- Board books for children celebrating Latinx heritage
- Afro/Latinx Children’s book titles
- Puerto Rican Children’s Literature for Social Justice: A Bibliography for Educators
- Latinx Heritage Month – Collection for Resources from Teen Vogue
- Mil Mundo: bilingual bookstore and community center that curates to celebrate Black, Latinx, and Indigenous heritage.
- Pura Belpre Award: The American Librarian Association created this annual award in her honor to celebrate Latinx children’s books.
- Latinx Children’s Books for Kids of All Ages compiled by MCBD
- Latinx’s in Kid Lit
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Resources
- 2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Virtual Teach-In: Food and Water Justice
- American Indians in Children’s Literature— Established in 2006 by Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo, American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books. Dr. Jean Mendoza joined AICL as a co-editor in 2016.
- Indigenous Cheerleader — Resources to center Indigenous history in children’s education
- Indigenous Peoples’ Day resources — (Zinn Education Project) Here are lessons, books, and films for teaching the truth about Columbus and Indigenous Peoples’ history.
- How To Talk to Kids About America Before Columbus (Time magazine article)
Disability Awareness Month
Resources for Youth
- A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey & illustrated by Mika Song
- I Am Not a Label: 34 Disabled Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists from Past and Present by Cerrie Burnell & Lauren Mark Baldo
- The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca (Author) & Daniel Rieley (Illustrator)
- All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimentel & Nabi Ali
- Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor & illustrated by Rafael López
Middle Grade & Young Adult
- El Deafo by Cece Bell
- Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya
- You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
- The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
- Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly
- Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein
- Queen of Geek by Jen Wilde
*Visit the Katherine Schneider awards 2004-2019 for books that embody “an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.”
Resources for Parents
Books and Additional Resources
- Raising a Sensory Smart Child
- Raising Henry by Rachel Adams
- Sensory Tools Catalogue- Fun and Function
- Tilt Parenting
- Maria Davis Pierre’s Autism in Black
- Parenting Decolonized: A podcast interview and list of tips while navigating and advocating for a black child with autism.
- Podcast episode with India Harville– India Harville is an African American queer disabled femme teacher, somatic bodyworker, dancer, instructor, activist, and educator.
- ADHD sucks, but not really TED talk by Salif Mahamane
Active, NYC based support groups, all super helpful for referrals and research on specialists.
- Special Kids Queens (FB group)
- Manhattan Special Kids (FB group)
- Brooklyn Special Kids (email group)
- Brooklyn Special Kids (FB group)
- 2E NYC (email group)
Disability Rights Activists
- Subini Annamma
- Ady Barkan
- Sarah Birnbaum
- Rebecca Coakley
- Corinne Duyvis
- Conchita Hernández Legorreta
- Vilissa Thompson
- Alice Wong- Disability Visibility Project- The Disability Visibility Project, founded by Alice Wong, is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.