We’ve got something we want you to know.
Our belief in equal treatment and opportunity is unwavering, as well as our commitment to providing a platform for all voices to find expression and be heard. This is true today and every day.
The whole idea behind Epic has always been to make books accessible to every child. Today, millions of impressionable, curious and thoughtful children from all walks of life turn to us for education, entertainment, escape, support and friendship. And now, more than ever, they need a safe place to explore, discover and understand.
We’re here to provide that place. Through content that showcases diverse cultural experiences and by encouraging acceptance, understanding, empathy and inclusion, we can help this and future generations of kids become educated, open-minded and kind to one another. And that’s exactly what we’re committed to doing, every day.
We’re here for you.
Below, please take a look at two special book collections we’ve created, as well as some resources to help you—teachers and families—talk with kids about race and social justice.
A thoughtfully curated collection that elevates voices and creators of color and celebrates Black culture.
These books can teach kids about the challenges that underrepresented communities face, and build empathy.
Other helpful resources.
On Saturday, June 6 at 10 am ET CNN and Sesame Street will host their second town hall to address racism: “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism.”
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school to create civil and inclusive school communities where all kids are respected, valued and welcome.
The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization. It partners with other organizations, children’s museums, schools, and families to reduce bias and promote positive identity development by providing access to children’s books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups.
The Child Development Institute provides parents with information, products and services related to child development, psychology, health, parenting, learning and more to enable children to reach their true potential, and lead successful and rewarding lives.
The White Families Guide for Talking about Racism is a resource provided by Education With an Apron, by educators Naomi O’Brien and LaNesha Tabb, to guide anyone caring for white children in helping them understand racism.
Among many topics related to engaging white families in advocating against racism, the blog features a post, “Ways to Talk to Our Kids About Protesting” to help parents educate kids on the facts and history of protesting in our country.
From all of us at Epic, we thank you for partnering with us to create a better world through learning during these turbulent times. For more tips and recommendations to celebrate all voices, check out this list of 20 own-voices picture books.