Talk at home about…Reading to End Racism!

“I am a story.  So are you.  So is everyone. How does your story begin?” – Julius Lester, Let’s Talk About Race.

This week, CCS celebrated Reading to End Racism. We welcomed guest readers from our own community and beyond to read to our K-4 students and talk about the importance of recognizing and celebrating our differences.  We shared Daisy and the Doll by Michael & Angela Medearis at our whole-school morning meeting. Vermont author Jane Beck spoke to 5th-8th graders about the life of the inspiration for that story, Daisy Turner. Students visited the library to promote the hashtag #weneeddiversebooks. It has been a full week, but this is something that we should embrace and celebrate every day. This week provides a time to remind us to continue thinking about the fact  that everyone’s stories matter. I would like to thank all of our guests. It is so important for our students to hear voices other than our own. Here are some highlights from the week, in pictures!

Here are some of our guests sharing stories and activities with our students!

 

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Here are some of our students sharing why #weneeddiversebooks!

 

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