Below are a number of resources that might be of interest to fellow parents in multiracial families, from books and toys to websites and greeting cards. This page is updated as I find new resources, so if you have a suggestion, please let me know! Be sure to also check out the multiracial “shop” for a collection of books, toys, and haircare products, and the Mixed Race Family Parent Support Group on Facebook.
Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care (blog) – Tutorials, hairstyles, product reviews, and pretty much everything you’d ever want to know about caring for naturally curly hair.
Naturally Curly – Everything there is to know about curly hair…and then some.
Multicultural Bloggers Web Directory – An extensive list of blogs relevant to multiracial and multiethnic families and individuals.
Pragmatic Mom – A wonderful resource for finding diverse children’s books.
Raising Race Conscious Children – Features numerous guest bloggers sharing conversations with their children about race.
I Love My Hair (YouTube video) – A brown-skinned puppet with naturally curly hair sings about how much she loves her hair. My boys have been known to bust into this song at random.
What are YouTube?: multiracial & mixed heritage folks – This YouTube video is a great starting point for finding lots of videos related to the mixed race/mixed heritage experience.
Loving Day – An annual network of celebrations commemorating the anniversary of the landmark Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case, in which state laws banning interracial marriage were deemed unconstitutional.
Mixed Remixed Festival – An annual cultural arts festival focused on the mixed experience. Even if you can’t attend this LA-based event, check out the Mixed Remixed blog.
MAViN – A non-profit “providing educational resources about Mixed Heritage experiences.”
Mixed Heritage Center – A national clearinghouse of information of “information and resources relevant to the lives of people who are multiracial, multiethnic, transracially adopted, or otherwise impacted by the intersections of race and culture.”
Critical Mixed Race Studies – Based at DePaul University, CRMS has a biennial conference, an academic journal, and a Facebook group.
SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice is “a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice.”
Color Blind Cards – A U.K. based greeting card company featuring black and mixed race (primarily white/black) people. My favorites are the engagement and new baby cards that feature mixed race couples and families!
Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage by Dr. Maria Root – I envision taping this to my kids’ bedroom doors when they are older!
What other great resources, books, or products should be included here? Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know!