Youth ages 12 – 14 are invited to register for this two-part program that will explore the book “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. This edgy, readable YA book is a remix of the National Book Award-winning “Stamped from the Beginning” by Kendi. Author Jacqueline Woodson calls it a stunningly accessible manifesto for young people. Participants will receive their own copy of the book at the first session when they will be introduced to the book, to each other, and to the art project to come. A month later the group will reconvene to dig into the book’s big ideas through words and art. Both sessions will happen outside on the library lawn where participants will be asked to maintain physical distancing and to wear masks. If inclement weather necessitates a move indoors, the sessions will be held in the large community room where Covid protocols will be in place. This program is free but space is limited. Register by calling the library at 434-3036 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide name, age, phone and email address. This program is a collaboration between the Richmond Free Library and Radiate Art and is sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Free Library and the Vermont Department of Libraries.
Session #1 Wednesday, September 16, 4 – 5 pm
Session #2 Sunday, October 11, 2 – 4 pm