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. Poet Zetta Elliott has written books for all ages; in her last, she transforms a lyrical poem into a powerful picture book with dynamic artwork by Noa Denmon, tracing the evolving emotions of a young Black child over the course of a year as his community rebounds from a police shooting. Watch Elliott read her book in this on-demand video, and then tune in on October 13 for a live Q&A with Elliott, Denmon, and author and racial justice educator Francie Latour. Sign up for the live event here: crowdcast.io/e/elliott-denmon
Buy A Place Inside of Me 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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