Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice

Author(s) : Celano, Marianne, Ph.D./ Collins, Marietta, Ph.D./ Hazzard, Ann, Ph.D./ Zivoin, Jennifer

Hardcover, pages.

Item #828546

Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers with guidelines for discussing race and racism with children, child-friendly definitions, and sample dialogues.




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Product Description

A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection

National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)

Emma and Josh heard that something happened in their town. A Black man was shot by the police.

“Why did the police shoot that man?”

“Can police go to jail?”

Something 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.


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