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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on Raising Antiracist Children

Brightly had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi about his new books, what he's learned from raising his own daughter, and how to address racist ideas with your children.

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11 Beautiful Picture Books from Black Illustrators

From soft watercolor brushstrokes and bold digital colors to expertly assembled paper collages, these eleven Black illustrators are masters of their craft.

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Books for Children and Teens That Touch on Incarceration

Millions of children have been touched by incarceration. These stories help children deal with the emotional difficulty of being separated from those they love, and encourage compassion from children who don’t personally have a parent in jail.

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All Ages

Books and Resources to Help You Raise Anti-Racist Children

It’s never too early to talk to children about race. At Brightly, we're committed to helping you raise kids that are not only "not racist," but who are actively "anti-racist."

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Books Set on Every Continent & A Printable Reading Activity

Explore our reading lists by continent and download our printable map to keep track of all the amazing places your young reader discovers.

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Read Around the World: Children's Books Set in Africa

From the high mountains to the Egyptian pyramids, read along with these books that explore the continent of Africa.

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Read Around the World: Children's Books Set in Australia and Oceania

Get ready to go Down Under to explore everything Australia and Oceania have to offer, all without leaving your house.

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Read Around the World: Children's Books Set in South America

Read around the world with this list of books set in South America, including picture books, chapter books, and middle grade stories.

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Read Around the World: Children's Books Set in Europe

Explore the continent of Europe with this list of exciting picture books, chapter books and early readers, and middle grade stories.

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Read Around the World: Children's Books Set in Asia

These entertaining books allow kids to experience the wonders of Asia without leaving their home.

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Read Around the World: Children's Books Set in North America

Even if your kids call North America their home, there is so much more than their own country to explore. These books will send children on a continent-wide adventure!

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Read Around the World: Children's Books Set in the Arctic and Antarctica

Brr! Grab your parka and get ready for a wild adventure set in the Arctic and Antarctica. With fascinating animals and amazing tales of adventure, this list has something for everyone!

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All Ages

30 Great LGBTQIA+ Books for Kids and Teens

These books aren’t just for families with a direct connection to LGBTQIA+ issues; everyone can benefit from these books' messages of unconditional love and acceptance.

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Baby & Toddler

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Picture Books That Celebrate BIPOC Dads

Enjoy these sweet books that celebrate the BIPOC fathers in your life. Because all fathers deserve to see themselves reflected in the books they read to their kids.

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