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Stamped for Kids – a Community Conversation
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A discussion of the book Stamped for Kids with its author, Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul. Copies of Stamped for Kids are available from Avon Library in print, e-book, and e-audio format. Click here to search our catalog or call the library at 860-673-9712 for more information.
Join Sonja Cherry-Paul, who has adapted the #1 New York Times best seller Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism and You. Dr. Cherry-Paul will speak to children, families, and community members about the history of racist ideas in America. She’ll discuss some of the people young readers may be familiar with and some that they may learn about for the first time. Dr. Cherry-Paul will discuss events and decisions of the past and present that perpetuate racist ideas. And together, we’ll discuss what it means to be antiracist.
Dr. Cherry-Paul is an educator, author, and the co-founder of the Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy. She is the Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. As a former middle school English teacher, Sonja developed curriculum that centered the work of racial literacy in K-12 schools. She leads presentations at educational conferences and works with educators around the world providing professional development on antiracist reading and writing instruction.
Stamped for Kids – a Community Conversation is presented in conjunction with Friends for Equity in Avon Schools and ForwardCT, with support from the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative. Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).