The Conscious Kid

The Conscious Kid is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth. They support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children. They equip parents and educators with tools they can use to support racial identity development, critical literacy, and equitable practices in their homes and classrooms. The Conscious Kid is an exceptional resource for teachers across the country who are aspiring to build more inclusive classrooms by including books that affirm diverse identities.  

The Conscious Kid was recently asked by Google to curate a list of teacher-facing reading materials as well as evaluation criteria to consider when bringing new resources into the classroom. Suggested by grade level, these resources are intended to help facilitate important conversations about racism, equity, and belonging. The Conscious Kid’s selections are informed by intersectional race-centered approaches including Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Media Literacy, which examine representation in the content, as well as the power dynamics behind the ownership, production, and creation of it.

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