Cascadia Library

June 1, 2020

Anti-Racist Book Recommendations

Dragons,

As our country deals with another death of an innocent black man at the hands of police, and the crippling effects this pandemic is having on black and indigenous communities, you may be asking, "what can I do to help my children understand this?" I strongly believe that books are a great place to start and can open the door to conversations with our children. This year's Caldecott winner, The Undefeated, is a wonderful picture book. Additionally, the Newbery winner, New Kid, deals with race and racism in an age-appropriate and accessible manner for our middle grade readers. Below are some resources I recommend as well. Please feel free to reach out to me for further resources.


https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/tips-and-tricks/project-lit-communitys-2019-2020-book-selections/

https://www.theconsciouskid.org/

https://diversebooks.org/

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

http://www.raceconscious.org/childrens-books/6/

Online Scholastic Book Fair is Live

We have a spring and summer online book fair happening from now until September 4th. Visit the book fair here. 25% of purchases will come back to the library so we can buy more books from my never-ending wishlist! All orders will ship directly to your house with free shipping for any purchase over $25. Since this is all online, families will have access to a much wider selection than we would see at the book fair in person.

J.K. Rowling released her new book online!

She will release a few chapters of The Ickabog each day from now until July. just visit https://www.theickabog.com/en-us/home/

Book Return Information

The week of June 7th families can visit school during their assigned time to retrieve and return items. Please plan to return all library books during this time. If you cannot make it to school during those times, please arrange for a neighbor or friend to pick up your books and return them. If neither of those options work for your family, please let me know and I'll arrange something. msbodmer@seattleschools.org