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
Call Number: jPS CELA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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omething Happened in Our Town follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives... Read More »

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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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