by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, Illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin
After discussing the police shooting of a local black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates.
Something Happened in Our Town describes a traumatic event--a police shooting--from the perspective of a White family and an African American family. This story provides an excellent platform for discussing social justice and race relations with children. Includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" with other helpful resources.
Target age: 4-8