raising antiracist children:
a practical guide to parenting

Learn about raising inclusive, antiracist children in an informed, actionable, and accountable way with this must-have guide from antiracist and anti-biased educator and advocate Britt Hawthorne.

Full of questionnaires, stories, practical activities, helpful tips, and tools to foster an antiracist lens, Raising Antiracist Children empowers you and your kids to become conscious citizens and active participants in working towards justice. This must-have, practical guide is essential for parents and caregivers everywhere.

Raising inclusive, antiracist children is a noble goal for any parent, caregiver, or educator, but it can be hard to know where to start.

In Raising Antiracist Children, Britt Hawthorne—a nationally recognized teacher and advocate—and her coauthor Natasha Yglesias offer an interactive guide for strategically incorporating the tools of inclusivity into everyday life and parenting. Hawthorne and Yglesias break down antiracist parenting into four comprehensive sections to help adults and kids find common ground in becoming anti-biased and antiracist (ABAR) human beings.

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Praise for Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide

“I’m going to carry around this book in my pocket so I can refer to Britt’s gentle guidance at any time. She makes us reflect on how we are raising our children, recognize where we can do better, and give us the tools to make it happen.”

SIMONE DAVIES
Montessori educator and author of The Montessori Toddler 

 

“Hawthorne has a gift for making complex, sensitive topics accessible, and her tone is both inspiring and comforting. . . Overall, the creativity, criticality, and compassion make this book is a must-read for parents and caregivers. A stunningly comprehensive, thoughtful, and practical guide to anti-racist parenting.”

STARRED REVIEW
Kirkus

 

“Hawthorne’s emphasis on “self-love” for parents makes this a resource worth returning to. Parents looking to “reimagine how homes will become liberated spaces” need look no further.”

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

 

how to raise antiracist children

Are you committed to building an antiracist family environment for your children? This self-paced, 12-month course will help you on your journey. Take the online course at your own pace, while meeting with Britt Hawthorne and other antiracist families in a Q&A format every other week. In live online meetings, talk through the course material, have your questions answered, and unpack with the help of other families in the learning process as well.

As in all her workshops, Britt centers people of the global majority, taking special attention to help white-passing, white-presenting, and white folks become aware of the space they take up and ensure they are being mindful that they are not re-traumatizing families of the global majority.

People of the global majority: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color represent over 80% of the world’s population. We use “people of the global majority” to decenter whiteness and center the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

You’ll learn how to:
  • Create an antiracist and anti-bias home environment that will affirm your child
  • Comfortably discuss diversity, race, and racism with your children
  • Support your children with developmentally appropriate activities
  • Resist colorblind thinking
  • Identify and disrupt stereotypes
  • Distinguish between your child’s prejudice and curiosity; determine how to respond accordingly
  • Understand how negative bias develops
  • Speak the language of justice and inclusion
  • Work as a family toward justice

This space will be intentional in centering folks of the global majority. If your family identifies as a family of the Global Majority, Indigenous, Black, Brown, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Latinx, and does not experience white privilege/passing feel empowered to access one of the FREE spots reserved for People of the Global Majority. There is no application or questions to answer. We trust you know what you need. More details to come.

Get Notified When It’s Ready Psst, sometime in 2022.

about the authors

Britt Hawthorne

Britt Hawthorne (she/her) is a Black bi-racial momma, teacher, author, and anti-bias and antiracist facilitator. Britt partners with caregivers, educators, and families to raise the next generation of antiracist children. Together with her beloved partner, they are raising their children to become empathic, critical thinkers, embracing justice and activism. Her days are filled with coffee, teaching, and joy.

Tasha Yglesias

Tasha Yglesias is a writer and editor based in Northern California, specifically on the unceded territory of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe in the Bay Area. She’s a fiction graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, and a submissions reader for Post Road Magazine and The Line Literary Review. Her fiction has appeared in online journals such as Third Point Press, Waypoints Magazine, and Lockjaw Magazine. Her days are filled with dog walks, reading, tarot, and stressful co-op video games. To engage in conversation, follow her on Twitter: @TashaYglesias.

This book will help you:

  • Establish a safe and body-positive home environment to combat stereotypes and create boundaries that will keep kids of all ages safe.
  • Encourage children to be brave agents of change, accompanied by scripts for teaching advocacy, giving and taking productive feedback, and becoming a coconspirator for change.
  • Raise awareness of how local shopping (from food deserts to independently-owned businesses) can empower or hinder a community’s ability to thrive, and teach readers of all ages how to create shopping habits that support their community.
  • Acknowledge the personal power we have to shape our schools, towns, and worlds, accompanied by exercises for instigating change.

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Development North Star Sites
Photography Bethany Brewster