Using Children’s Literature to Discuss Race Relations, Racism, and Injustices
Our nation’s responses to the deaths of Ahmad Aubrey, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and others have made the need to have conversations with children on race, racism and valuing differences more crucial than ever. In this forum, we will discuss the significance of children’s books to initiate these conversations and how they can be used to provide additional information as these conversations continue. Additionally, we will review free resources available to support teachers, librarians, parents, caregivers and others seeking a more just future.
Presented at a virtual library forum discussion at Joyner Library.