Representation Matters: Black Hair in Books for Kids and Teens

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

  • Rosalie Reyes, coordinator of teacher engagement and professional development at Teaching for Change, Washington, D.C.
  • 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.

How to Attend and Accessibility

This event takes place on Zoom. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting approximately 24 hours before the meeting. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.

This event uses a third-party website and may be hosted by an organization CPL has partnered with. We recommend you review the privacy policies of any third-party sites before providing them with any personal data. For more information, please see our Website Privacy Statement.

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Need captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 14 business days before the event


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