Summer Reading for Kids: Racial Injustice

REACH is pleased to provide resources for families, children, and communities to discuss and learn about the Black Lives Matter movement. This book summary is provided by The Conscious Kid. Click here to access the original article.

Dr. Marietta Collins, Co-author of Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice (APA/Magination Press)

Something Happened in Our Town describes a traumatic event—a police shooting of an unarmed Black man—from the perspective of a White family and a Black family. This story models productive conversations around racial-ethnic socialization and social-emotional learning, and provides an excellent platform for discussing racial justice and race relations with children. Dr. Collins speaks with us about how, why, and when to discuss police shootings with young children, ways to counter the impact of racism on Black children, and the significance of all-Black spaces for Black youth.

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