The Power of Words: Using Children’s Literature to Discuss Race and Racism

Sept. 17 Virtual Library Forum Discussion

Please join Alan Bailey, professor and head of services for the Teaching Resources Center at Joyner Library, on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. for a virtual talk on using books to talk about race and racism with children.

Our nation’s responses to the deaths of Ahmad Aubrey, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and others have made the need to have conversations with children on race, racism and valuing differences more crucial than ever. In this forum, we will discuss the significance of children’s books to initiate these conversations and how they can be used to provide additional information as these conversations continue. Additionally, we will review free resources available to support teachers, librarians, parents, caregivers and others seeking a more just future.

You can join the talk via WebEx.