Something Happened in Our Town
A Child's Story about Racial Injustice
By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard
Something Happened in Our Town describes a traumatic event--a police shooting--from the perspective of a White family and an African American family. This story models productive conversations around racial-ethnic socialization and social-emotional learning, and provides an excellent platform for discussing social justice and race relations with children. Includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" with conversation guides, child-friendly vocabulary, and lists of related resources.
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Marianne's book tells the stories of two families — one White, one Black — as they react to a police shooting in their community and explore the importance of sticking up for people who are treated unfairly. It was published by the American Psychological Association and designed as a resource for parents and educators.
- 40 pages
- American Psychological Association (4/4/18)
- 8.1 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
Tagsantiracistreads, bestof2018, picture book