We apologize for the inconvenience, but this event has been postponed until Spring 2019.
Join us at Northshire for a special kids' story time event with Anastasia Higginbotham presenting her new book Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness. In this important new children’s book, a white child sees a TV news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a black man. An afternoon in the library’s history stacks uncover the truth of white supremacy in America. Racism was not his idea, and he refuses to defend it.
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a a picture book that invites white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it's real, and cultivate justice. The latest in the Ordinary Terrible Things series, a white child sees TV coverage of a police shooting—and has some questions.
"Quite frankly, the first book I've seen that provides an honest explanation for kids about the state of race in America today." --Elizabeth Bird, librarian.
"For white folks who aren't sure how to talk to their kids about race, this book is the perfect beginning."--O Magazine.
Anastasia Higginbotham is the author and illustrator of Divorce Is the Worst, Death Is Stupid, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma--all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn. Librarians love her, but not as much as she loves them.