Anti-Bias in Children’s Education

The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health

The objective of this policy statement is to provide an evidence-based document focused on the role of racism in child and adolescent development and health outcomes. By acknowledging the role of racism in child and adolescent health, pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals will be able to proactively engage in strategies to optimize clinical care, workforce development, professional education, systems engagement, and research in a manner designed to reduce the health effects of structural, personally mediated, and internalized racism and improve the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families.

Pediatrics August 2019, 144 (2) e20191765; DOI:

The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health


Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

The visual and verbal messages young children absorb from books (and other media) heavily influence their ideas about themselves and others. Depending on the quality of the book, they can reinforce (or undermine) children’s affirmative self-concept, teach accurate (or misleading) information about people of various identities, and foster positive (or negative) attitudes about diversity. Children’s books teach children about who is important, who matters, who is even visible. Consequently, carefully choosing quality children’s books is an indispensable educational and child-rearing task.

By Louise Derman-Sparks
Based on “Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism.” Updated in 2013.*
Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books – Teaching for Change

The Multicultural Children’s Bookstore

Discover the world of multicultural children’s books under one roof. We have selections for babies to young adults including board, picture and chapter books. You will find books for these cultures: African American, Latino, Native American Asian/South Asian, Middle Eastern and Filipino. We also feature sections on LGBTQ, Disability and Biracial families.

The Shops at Hilltop
1116 Hilltop Mall Drive
Richmond, CA

Visit Multicultural Children’s Bookstore

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