Wednesday, October 14, 2020
In an author’s note to her new picture book All Because You Matter, Tami Charles acknowledges that its inspiration was the knowledge that at some point she’d need to sit her Black son down for The Big Talk, “the one where I tell him that while there are many nice people in the world, not everyone is.” All Because You Matter offers parents with a starting point for a family conversation about the racial climate in this country, a conversation that starts with an affirmation of value and worth rather than one of fear. Caldecott Honor artist Bryan Collier uses bold watercolor and collage illustrations to reinforce Charles’s words of pride in one’s heritage and identity. Charles and Collier will read from their book, offer insights into its creation, and participate in a brief Q&A with the Boston Public Library's Akunna Eneh. Tune in live for your chance to ask questions and interact with the book’s creators!
This session will also be broadcast live on Boston Neighborhood Network Media television stations. Note that this session will not be archived anywhere, so be sure to tune in live!
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