Anti-Racism Conversation Kits Available At Volusia County Public Libraries

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DeLand, FL - Anti-racism Conversation Kits will be available at all 14 branches of the Volusia County Public Library beginning this Friday, October 1. There are five separate kits that cover all age groups. 

·       “The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform                     Individuals and Organizations” by Robert Livingston (for adults)
·       “Something Happened in Our Town” by Marianne Celano (for pre-K through grade 3)
·       “Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds (for grades 1-5)
·       “Harbor Me” by Jacqueline Woodson (for grades 5-9)
·       “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds (for grades 9-12)

The kits were made possible by a grant from Florida Humanities. You can find out more on their website about the "Long History of Race Relations in Florida."

Pat Kuehn, Volusia County Community Information Specialist, said in a press release, "The conversation kits are meant to help members in the community start open conversations about race, all in an effort to pull the community together. The kits allow for these conversations to take place in small groups throughout the county, as well as virtually in “Chapter Chat” on Goodreads. The selected titles give participants a compass for asking “How can I become part of the solution?”

The kits will be available to check out from Oct. 1 through Feb. 28.

For more information about the program, stop by any branch of Volusia County Public Library or visit volusialibrary.org.

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