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Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves offers practical guidance to early childhood educators for confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity; most importantly, it includes tips for staff and children to respect each other, themselves, and all people.
You can purchase the book here.
This page features recommended books and websites for children, teachers, and parents for each chapter of Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards. Read more about the authors here.
See Teaching for Change's blog for an article by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards on Unions, Work, and Class in the Early Childhood Classroom.
In addition to the book's chapters, we have listed resources for additional anti-bias themes and topics.
For the children's books we emphasize resources for birth to 8 years old. Another highly recommended online database of books for young children is The Children's Peace Education & Anti-Bias Library.
We welcome your corrections, suggestions, and other feedback via e-mail.
- Becoming an Anti-Bias Teacher
- Learning about Culture, Language & Fairness
- Learning about Racial Identity & Fairness
- Learning about Gender Identity & Fairness
- Learning about Economic Class & Fairness
- Learning about Family Structures & Fairness
- Learning about Different Abilities & Fairness
- Learning about Holidays & Fairness
- Activism with Young Children
- Conflict Resolution with Young Children
- Spanish or Spanish/English for Early Childhood and Early Elementary
- Africa: Challenging Stereotypes
- Board Books
We greatly appreciate the support for this on-line resource guide provided by Newman's Own Foundation and the Peppercorn Foundation.