This event, the second in a three-part series organized by Sophie Knapp as part of the Black Lives Matter at School campaign through the Zinn Education Project and Rethinking Schools, invites children up to 8 and their families to enjoy picture books read aloud in community. Selected picture books address gender, race, and identities in age-appropriate ways and encourage conversation and connection for any young person. The event intends to talk back to the ongoing legislation banning truthful conversations in schools.
Some of the books we may read/celebrate during the event include:
When Aidan Became A Brother by Kyle Lukoff
I Want to Be a Vase by Julio Torres
Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
The Day You Begin by Jaqueline Woodson
IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All by Carolyn Choi and Chelsea Johnson
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Maiden and Princess by Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo
In-person event guidelines:
All attendees must wear a face mask at all times
Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
As a reminder: If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event.
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