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Talking About Race with Children: Picture Books as Conversation Starters

Talking About Race with Children: Picture Books as Conversation Starters Online

Join educator Janet Damon and early literacy storytime leaders Melanie and Krissy in a discussion of how to approach topics like race and culture with young children.

Wednesday, Sep 16 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
  One Book One Boulder     Virtual Program -- Live  
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Discuss personal experiences of race talk with children and learn age appropriate ways to talk about race using picture books in this interactive workshop for adult caregivers and educators. Attendees will explore ways to bring inclusivity to any book discussion and discover picture books and websites to support children's developing race awareness. 

Janet Damon, Ed.S, is a librarian and cultural curator in her community. She designs learning experiences that affirm identity and integrate mindfulness, healing justice, and center Black and Indigenous culture.  She is also the Library Services Specialist in Denver Public Schools(DPS) offering diverse book clubs across the city in service of building “caring communities” that support families and learners. She has been recognized as a Library Journal 2020 Mover and Shaker and with the Leadership Lamp Award from DPS for her work in equity and educational justice. 

One Book, One Boulder Begins

Boulder Public Library and the Boulder Library Foundation are proud to announce the launch of One Book One Boulder: Read, Engage, Grow. This new program aims to bring Boulder together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. One Book One Boulder 2020 programs offer support for community members in learning, reflecting and engaging on the important topic of racial equity in the City of Boulder and beyond.

Participate in a variety of events, including book discussion groups, workshops, performances and storytimes. Access the many formats of "So, You Want to Talk About Race" in our collections here.

Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. All of our online events are an extension of library services; library conduct and policies apply in our online space. Tips on internet safety and privacy.