The Inclusion School Resource Center

This is a space to learn, share, and connect with tools and content to help you discuss diversity and inclusion with children.





Cooperative Children’s Book Centre – The CCBC is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature. 

Learning For Justice – seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center: to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people. 

Play-Spark – Neurodiversity Resources & Educational Handouts  

Eyes on the Prize documentary – tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.  

National At Home Dad Network – To empower fathers and champion a culture that recognizes them as capable and competent parents. 

Women’s Right to Vote – Puzzle for Children  

How to Talk to Your Child About Shocking Events – Indigrow Article 

No Barriers Youth – Imagine a world where barriers don’t stand in the way of what’s possible  

3 Things We Can Learn From Our kids About Diversity and Inclusion – Cary Magazine Article 

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox Podcast – Podcast by The Diversity Movement that provides an excellent lens on DEI for parents. 

10 Great Animated Movies And TV Shows Centered on Black Characters, While We Wait For Soul – Article by JERRICA TISDALE on Cinema Blend that provides a great resource list 

Lauren Simone Publishing (LSP) House – a platform for authors and artists to share their talent and diversity  

Xenolearn – A virtual learning hub for diversity, equity and inclusion 

A Mighty Girl – The world’s largest collection of books, toys, and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls  

Keepsake Tales – Helping children see themselves reflected in the stories they read. 

Black Parents Explain How to Deal with the Police – a powerful, insightful video 

PFLAG – organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people who are LGBTQ+  

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum – An excellent resource for parents 

How to Teach Your Children About Racism: A Letter From A Black Mother to White Parents by Uchenna L Umeh – an inclusive community of humans who contribute their beliefs, experiences and struggles for our common growth and connection. 

Ditto Kids Magazine – An Anti-racism Magazine for Kids  

Linda Sue Park TEDx Talk – Can A Children’s Book Change the World? 

Hand in Hand Parenting – Hand in Hand Parenting helps parents when parenting gets hard. The Hand in Hand parenting approach builds resilient families and supportive communities of parents and professionals. 

The Diversity Movement – Excellent DEI resource for parents and businesses 

The Zinn Education Project – introduces students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding history 

GLSEN – organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools  

The Hidden Curriculum – an essay by Naomi Raquel Enright, a writer, educator and equity practitioner 

Student Leadership Capacity Building Survey – A free tool designed to help students better understand their student leadership experiences in school. 

Panorama Education – Actionable data and insight – Bring together social-emotional learning, multi-tiered system of supports, response to intervention, school climate, and student voice—all in one platform. 

The Barbie Dream Gap Project – “Research shows that starting at age 5, many girls develop self-limiting beliefs and begin to think they’re not as smart and capable as boys. This is called the Dream Gap, and to help close it, Barbie launched the Dream Gap Project in 2018. This ongoing global initiative gives girls the resources and support they need to continue believing in themselves.” 

Deb Dagit – Diversity & Disability Expert   

Christopher MacLellan – Caregiving Tools 

Robbie Samuels – Relationship Expert 

Amy Waninger – Diversity Speaker

Southlake Podcast – Hosted by NBC News, “Southlake” tells the story of how this idyllic city, and its local school board election, became the poster child for a new political strategy with national repercussions. 

Backwards Planning Template – Template by Lindsay Beth Lyons to get started with justice-centered curriculum design

Lindsay Beth Lyons’ racial and gender justice and student leadership – To help teachers design engaging project-based curricula, foster student voice in schools, and work for gender and racial justice.