Diversity & Inclusion

Health equity, with each and every patient, family, and community member is of vital importance to our chapter. We encourage our members to speak out with words and actions to help move Alaska forward.  If you have a program, platform or campaign to share with your fellow AAP Alaska members, please let us know so that we can all work towards addressing and ending racism in our communities.

Resources and Books

Younger Children

  • A is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara (Board book)
  • The Skin I’m in: A First Look at Racism by Pat Thomas
  • The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage, by Selina Alko
  • Let’s Talk About Race, by Julius Lester
  • Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham
  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice, by Marianne Celano
  • Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development, by enid Lee et al


Preteens and Teens

  • Making it Right: Building Peace, Settling Conflict, by Marilee Peters
  • Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship, by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  • Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for Justice, by Allan Creighton, Paul Kivel
  • Black Lives Matter, by Bradford Edwards, Duchess Harris


Other Books


Anticipatory Guidance on racism and anti-racist parenting:

  • Talking to Children About Racial Bias
  • Teaching children cultural and racial pride (video)
  • Having “The Talk”: Expert Guidance on Preparing Kids for Police Interactions
  • How to talk to your children about protests and racism
  • How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race
  • Your 5 Year-Old is Already Racially Biased
  • Ten Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race