Something Happened in Our Town

Something Happened in Our Town

A Child's Story About Racial Injustice

Book - 2018
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After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates. Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers that provides general guidance about addressing racism with children, child-friendly vocabulary definitions, conversation guides, and a link to additional online resources for parents and teachers.
Publisher: Washington, DC :, Magination Press,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781433828546
Branch Call Number: E Celano
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,27 cm


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This story introduces the concept of systemic racism using simple, straightforward, age-appropriate languages. An officer-involved shooting is central to the story. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read prior to sharing with children.

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TSCPL_Sherry Jun 06, 2020

This picture book is thought-provoking. The actions of the main characters and the overall story line is a great discussion point to discuss racism with children. The 'Note to Parents and Caregivers' is well done.


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