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Books on My Shelf

Anti-Bias Education

  • Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude Steele
  • Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards
  • Other’s People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit


  • The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges–and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates by Daniel Golden
  • The Price of PrivilegeHow Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine, Ph.D


  • Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D


  • 40 Ways to Raise a Nonracist Child by Barbara Mathias & Mary Ann French
  • Racism: A Short History by George M. Fredrickson
  • The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism, and White Privilege by Robert Jensen
  • Everyday Acts Against Racism: Raising Children In a Multiracial World, Edited by Maureen T. Reddy
  • The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism by Debra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multiracial Children by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • Different and Wonderful: Raising Black Children in a Race-Conscious Society by Dr. Darlene Powell Hopson and Dr. Derek S. Hopson
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander


  • Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson, Ph.D and Catherine O’Neill Grace with Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D
  • The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development by Richard Weissbourd
  • The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Dr. Norman Doidge


  1. Hi. My client mentioned your site. You are a great resource on such an important topic. I want to recommend a book to consider for your ‘Books on My Shelf’ list: The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler is a delightful book about acceptance of all skin colors. It doesn’t use historical references or photographs. Kids enjoy the Dr. Seuss type rhymes, and parents learn a new way to talk to their kids about different skin colors. Thanks!

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