Saturday, June 6, 2020

From The Bookshelves: Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice

Immprofs, are you looking for a way to talk with your young children or grandchildren about the George Floyd protests? Check out Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, with illustrations by Jennifer Zivoin. The book follows two families -- one white, one black -- as they talk about the recent shooting of a black man by a police officer. When the two youngest children to back to school, the lessons they learned from their families spur them to take positive action in welcoming a new student -- an immigrant who is still learning English.

You might need a box of tissues. I couldn't make it through the book without crying.

If you can't find your own copy of the book, don't worry. The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Center has you covered with this beautiful video.

-KitJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2020/06/from-the-bookshelves-something-happened-in-our-town-a-childs-story-about-racial-injustice.html

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