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Resources on Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence

At Foster Adopt Minnesota, the death of George Floyd has left us angry, frustrated and deeply saddened. As human beings who care about our neighbors and community members, we must demand better. Better from our leaders, our systems, ourselves, and each other. We need to stand together to fight the systematic inequities and discrimination that lead to senseless loss of life, disproportionate numbers of families and children of color in the child welfare system, and inequities that impact the daily lives of communities of color.

While we work to be better and do better at Foster Adopt Minnesota to address these injustices, we remain committed to providing support, tools, and resources to your family during this difficult time. As you or those you care about may grapple with questions, fears, and uncertainties, below are some resources that may be helpful.

Foster Adopt Minnesota HELP Warmline

Free support service connecting Minnesota’s adoptive, foster and kinship families to specialized therapeutic services and resources.

Warmline Phone: (612) 746-5137


Conversations With Your Children & Teens

    • Booklists on Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism

      These websites are good to bookmark as they update their lists with new books on a regular basis.

      • EmbraceRace – Lists of multicultural and diverse books from around the web.
      • Red Balloon Bookshop – Books about civil rights, racism, and anti-racism for all ages.
      • Social Justice Books – Offers a broad selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators.

      Specific Book Recommendations:

        • Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard (Children)
        • Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside by Kenneth Braswell (Children)
        • A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes (Children)
        • Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson (Children)
        • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Teen/Young Adult)
        • All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds (Teen / Young Adult)
        • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (Teen / Young Adult) 
        • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey (Adults)
        • So You Want To Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo (Adults)
        • How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi (Adults)
        • View EmbraceRace’s list of 20 picture books “to help engage the broad range of emotions and needs of diverse children in our multiracial society” 
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