For Parents

Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? A Parent's Guide for Raising Multiracial Children, by Donna Jackson Nakazawa (Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus, 2003).The author is of European descent, and her husband is Japanese American.They had hoped to raise their kids to be colorblind but found they couldn't ignore the stares and curious comments about their children's appearance. Nakazawa offers parents ideas on how to cope. Although the book is written for multiracial parents, her ideas work for all parents.

I'm Chocolate,You're Vanilla, by Marguerite Wright (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998). Great tips on how kids, who are born color-blind, can be protected from learning prejudice and intolerance.

40 Ways to Raise a Nonracist Child, by Barbara Mathias and Mary Ann French (New York: HarperPerennial, 1996).A simple guide for helping parents talk openly with their kids about racism and respect for racial differences.

Teaching Peace: How to Raise Children to Live in Harmony—Without Fear, Without Prejudice, Without Violence, by Jan Arnow (New York: Perigee Books, 1995).Ways to encourage tolerance and respect in kids.

Teaching Tolerance, by Sara Bullard (New York: Doubleday, 1996). Solid research-based suggestions for raising more open-minded, tolerant, and empathetic children.

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