Kidlit and The Brown Bookshelf hosted a virtual rally for kids, families and educators. Over 15,000 people streamed it live last night. It was moving, beautiful, inspiring and hard to watch. It is being shared with you in the hopes that you will take the time to watch it. Our students will recognize and enjoy learning from a truly inspiring group of people (in order of appearance): Kwame Alexander (The Undefeated), Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming, Locomotion, The Other Side, Each Kindness), Elizabeth Avecedo (Woke, The Poet X) and Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders, American Born Chinese) and Derrick Barnes (Crown) – This list brings us to around minute 32.
Whether you preview first or watch with your children, it will provide opportunity for rich dialogue and discussion.