This is a list of books that the staff at McDougle Elementary School gave to parents who want to support positive racial identity development at home.

Books for Kids

All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nu… by Katie Kissinger

The Colors of Us [Paperback] by Karen Katz (Author, Illustrator)

The Skin You Live In [Hardcover] by Michael Tyler (Author), David Lee Csicsko (Illustrator)

Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) [Paperback] by Mem Fox (Author), Leslie Staub (Illustrator)

We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) [Paperback] by Bobbi Kates (Author), Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)

All the Colors of the Earth (Mulberry Books) [Paperback] by Sheila Hamanaka (Author, Illustrator)

What I Like About Me! [Hardcover] by Allia Zobel Nolan (Author), Miki Sakamoto (Illustrator)

The Crayon Box that Talked [Hardcover] by Shane Derolf (Illustrator), Michael Letzig (Illustrator)

I Love My Hair! [Paperback] by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (Author), E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin (A Feeling Good Book) (A Feeling Good Book) [Paperback] by Cheryl Willis Hudson (Author), George Ford (Illustrator)

Brown Like Me [Illustrated, Unknown Format] [Hardcover] by Noelle Lamperti (Author)

The Skin I’m In: A First Look at Racism by Pat Thomas

black is brown is tan by Arnold Adoff

Black, White, Just Right! by Marguerite W. Davol

Shades Of Black by Sandra L. Pinkney

It’s Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr

A Rainbow of Friends [Paperback] by P. K. Hallinan (Author)

My People by Langston Hughes

Skin Again [Bargain Price] [Hardcover] by bell hooks (Author), Chris Raschka (Illustrator)

Happy to Be Nappy (Jump at the Sun) [Hardcover] by bell hooks (Author)

Grandpa, Is Everything Black Bad? by Sandy Lynne Holman

Books for Parents

“Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum

I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World [Paperback] by Marguerite Wright (Author)

Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Students by Gloria Ladson-Billings

Rhinos and Raspberries: Tolerance Tales for the Early GradesTeaching Tolerance, Nina Frenkel, and Noah Woods (Paperback – 2006)

The Yellow Elephant: Teaching Tolerance To Tots by Mrs. Sala E. Brooks and Mr. James Willmann (Paperback – Oct 11, 2009)

Starting Small – Teaching Tolerance Project (Paperback – 1997)

Preventing Prejudice: A Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents by Joseph G. Ponterotto, Shawn O. Utsey, and Paul B. Pedersen (Paperback – Mar 28, 2006)

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