Parents' Guide to

Who Am I? Race Awareness Game

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Discussion starter for kids and parents to play together.

Who Am I? Race Awareness Game Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

This is a fun app that let's kids explore what others think about race in a safe appropriate way.

I have used this app this week in my counseling lessons regarding diversity. They have worked well. I was even evaluated while I was on the app with the kids. Many good thoughts and uses.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Developed by a Harvard professor and an award-winning producer of interactive entertainment for children, Who Am I? engages adults and children in frank discussions about sensitive subjects concerning race, ethnicity, and culture. Similar to playing the game Guess Who?, parents choose a picture from a large group of racially diverse portraits, then hand the device to their children. Kids ask a series of questions regarding physical attributes, and eventually discover the right one by process of elimination. Each portrait comes with quotes from the person explaining how he/she identifies him/herself. The quotes make ideas about race feel more personal, although some of the quotes could reinforce assumptions without parental guidance to offer context.

Some parents may think it unwise to broach the subject of race with younger children, but the game’s introductory text makes a compelling argument that children are already thinking about differences in the way people look and regard themselves and others at a young age, and that it's best to help guide them on this cognitive process. Still, it's a parenting decision that moms and dads will need to make for themselves.

App Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate