EventsRepresentation Matters: Black Hair in Books for Kids and Teens

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Representation Matters: Black Hair in Books for Kids and Teens

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Hear a panel discussion on how Black hair is portrayed in children’s and young adult literature. Panelists are:

  • Candice Washington, CEO and founder, Brown Books and Paintbrushes
  • Tamela Chambers; CPL children’s librarian
  • Cymonique Jackson, CPL children’s librarian
  • Tiffeni Fontno, head librarian, Educational Resource Center at Boston College
  • Cierra Kaler Jones, social justice educator, writer, scholar and artist based in Washington, D.C.
  • Rosalie Reyes, coordinator of teacher engagement and professional development at Teaching for Change, Washington, D.C. 

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African American History
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History and Genealogy

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