Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World by Uju Asika

What do you say when your child asks about somebody’s race? Do you hush them and change the topic? In this warm and practical book, author, blogger and mother of two Uju Asika explores how to handle those awkward questions and why it’s so important to have thoughtful conversations with our kids about race, kindness and inclusivity.

Bringing Up Race is a personal and passionate exploration of growing up different, how racism impacts all our children and what we can do to raise an anti-racist generation. The book is filled with stories from the author and 20+ parents, along with expert insights and helpful talking points. Bringing Up Race invites people of all ethnicities to listen, learn and take action as part of a global movement against racism and prejudice of all forms.

Bringing Up Race is available in all good bookstores and online in hardback, paperback (US edition), ebook and audiobook formats. #BringingUpRace


Uju Asika is a multi-award nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, described as ‘timely and important’ by the Evening Standard (Best Books September 2020). Her latest publication is the children’s picture book A World for Me and You which is a joyful celebration of diversity and inclusion.

Uju delivers regular talks on anti-racism, parenting and the creative journey and she has appeared in various media including The Observer, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and BBC Woman’s Hour. A former journalist, Uju writes the Top 10 London family lifestyle blog Babes About Town. Born in Nigeria, Uju grew up in the UK and has lived and worked in London, New York and Lagos. She is based in north London with her husband Abiye and their teenage sons.

Follow Uju @babesabouttown on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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