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Virtual: Black Voices Presents Black Books Fair

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Join us as we kick off our annual Black Books Fair! Every purchase will benefit putting titles in schools.

Why Black Books?

While people of color make up 40% of the US population, less than 10% of children's books released the last 24 years were written by and for people of color. Even more, the Cooperative Children's Book Center of the University of Madison-Wisconsin discovered that children's books published in a given year were 3x more likely to feature an animal or other character than a Black character. When children see mirrors of themselves or positive windows into the world of another, they are able to better develop empathy, more well-rounded narratives and critical thinking skills needed to talk about matters of identity. ( Lastly, books can communicate JOYPDF Download! There is much to celebrate about community, and by featuring selected books, it helps change the narrative for everyone.

Please purchase a book, support a local bookstore and help put titles back in schools!

Stop by Shorewood High School on February 7, 8, or 9 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, or place your order online.

Special thanks to Third Place Books for their partnership on this endeavor, and a special thanks to the Shoreline Equity & Family Engagement Department.

To buy books, click the link below and be sure to put "Black Voices" in the notes so that our Book Fair gets credit! Thank you!!

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