Picture books offer some of the best openings for family discussions of social justice issues, so this year, we’re pleased to offer several conversations with the creators of new picture books that tackle timely themes in terms that will resonate with all members of the family. Writer Jacob Kramer and artist K-Fai Steele, whose new book Okapi Tale is a companion to their earlier book Noodlephant. This time, the animal inhabitants of Beaston take on capitalism and privatization with cooperation and creativity! Watch Kramer and Steele read their book in this on-demand video, and then tune in on October 8 for a live Q&A with author and racial justice educator Francie Latour. Sign up for the live event here: crowdcast.io/e/okapi-tale-qa
Buy Okapi Tale and the BBF's other Social Justice Story Time books here and support independent bookstores and the BBF, too: bookshop.org/lists/social-justice-storytimes
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