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Social Justice Begins With Me

Book Club for Kids

Join the Book Club!

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids
Saturday, December 12, 2020
10:30 – 11:30 am
Virtual Program | Zoom
Pre-registration required.

Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children’s literature. GRPL, the School of Social Work at Grand Valley State University, GRPL, Safe Haven Ministries Gender Equity Reading Initiative, and community volunteers will read children’s books on that month’s social justice topic (e.g. celebrating diversity, gender, equity, disability).

After the book readings, we virtually discuss the month’s social justice topic in small groups. Participants will leave with instructions to a creative activity that can be done at home. 

Register today.

Please select the age group you’d like to register for.

September 12, 2020: Environmental Justice

If Sharks Disappeared

by Lily Williams
(Ages 4 – 5)

Young Water Protectors

by Aslan Tudor and Kelly Tudor
(Ages 6 – 8)

Aquicorn Cove

by Katie O’Neill
(Ages 9 – 11)

October 10, 2020: Gender Equity

Hug Me

by Simona Ciraolo
(Ages 4 – 5)

Don't Touch My Hair

by Sharee Miller
(Ages 6 – 8)

The Prince and the Dressmaker

by by Jen Wang 
(Ages 9 – 11)

November 14, 2020: Racial Justice

Antiracist Baby

by Ibram X. Kendi
(Ages 4 – 5)
(Ages 6 – 8)

The Proudest Blue: A story of the hijab and family

by Ibtihaj Muhammad
(Ages 4 –5)

The Undefeated

by Kwame Alexander
(Ages 6 – 8)

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about racial injustice

by Marianne Celano and Ann Hazzard
(Ages 9 – 11)

Not my Idea: A book about Whiteness

by Anastasia Higginbotham
(Ages 9 – 11)

December 12, 2020: Human Rights

I have the Right to be a Child

by Alain Serres
(Ages 4 – 5)

The Day You Begin

by Jacqueline Woodson
(Ages 6 – 8)

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers

by Celia C. Pérez
(Ages 9 – 11)