Harvesting Justice: Cross-Post by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

For me, all children's literature is inextricably linked to issues of justice. The very acts of reading and writing are transformative and powerful. Extraordinary things can happen when we meet each other between the lines. I'd like to share a post that I wrote for teachers, librarians, parents--all of us--on The Brown Bookshelf back in September.

"Do we have one conversation and then “move on”? Schedule a town meeting and then get on with the business of learning? As a parent and children’s author who regularly visits with children in a variety of school communities, I firmly believe that schools should take on the responsibility of engaging students around this story, and do so on an ongoing basis; it’s necessary, it’s relevant, it’s learning."

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