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BookDee
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Ouf! What a story, took me a while to finish, it was hard to read. Thank you Anthony for sharing your life with us readers. How could an innocent man lose all his life in prison and the only crime he committed was being black. One of my best read of 2022.

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Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice | Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard
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Listening while I work. Thank you @swynn

swynn Yay for more love for this book! 3w
Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover @swynn It deserves it. It‘s a necessary read for all ages and I will be purchasing a physical copy for my home. I appreciate you for recognizing #bannedbooks. 3w
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swynn
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice | Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard
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(2018) It's a picture book about a police shooting of an unarmed black man, providing a framework for talking to children about racial bias and police violence. Written by psychologists, it includes guidance for caregivers & educators facing such conversations. It's brilliant: measured, fair and sadly necessary ...

... and also banned in many school libraries for being insufficiently supportive of police.

Read #BannedBooks .

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GatheringBooks
Goodnight Racism | Ibram X. Kendi
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#NovemberNarrative Day 10: We need a #FreedomDay from racism. Recent haul. Review is forthcoming.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻❤️ 3w
Eggs 🥰📚🤩 3w
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LibrarianRyan
I Am Alfonso Jones | Tony Medina
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4.5 ⭐ It seems only the most powerful books are banned. This book is banned for showing police in the wrong light and for being about by POC particularly black issues. In this book Alfonso Jones is shot while shopping for a suit because a security guard with a gun mistakes a hanger for another type of gun. This story looks both at the aftermath of what happens in society after the senseless killing, as well as following ⬇

LibrarianRyan Alfonso Jones ‘s ghost as he views the history of other victims of senseless racial violence. This book is hard-hitting and brings forth all the emotions. It is so very real that even though it was written years ago it‘s still not only relevant to today but will remain relevant for years to come. This book shouldn‘t be banned, it should be studied. It should be used as a reference for what can and does happen in our modern society. It points out 1mo
LibrarianRyan atrocities such as a 15-year-old black boy being shot for having a hanger, while a teenage school shooter gets taken alive with an arsenal of weapons. It gets into the thoughts and prayers offered by politicians with little to no action. And it gets into the pain of a community that can be felt by any community when one of their members is senselessly killed. This book should be read and should be in many libraries permanent collection as we hope 1mo
LibrarianRyan and work towards a better future where books like this are no longer needed.

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IndoorDame This one was so powerful! Book bans always make me mad, but this one was especially upsetting. 1mo
TheLudicReader Book banning, as I tell my students, is all about keeping people complacent and uninformed. We must fight censorship at every turn. 1mo
The_Book_Ninja Banned because it‘s uncomfortably close to reality? 1mo
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mandarchy
We Shall Overcome | Bryan Collier
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Cinfhen
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#ManicMonday @CBee
📕Just Mercy
✍🏻 Marlon James
🍿Juno
🎤 Joe Jackson
🎵Jack & Diane

Cinfhen @Allylu I missed a few - but im hoping to get back on track 😎 2mo
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For Every Child, a Better World | Ellen Weiss, Louise Gikow
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Happy birthday Jim Henson, on what would‘ve been your 86th birthday! Thank you for making this world a better place!

Quote from the beginning of this book:

“When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who makes a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave this world a little better for my being here.“ - Jim Henson

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Just Mercy is simultaneously easy to read & impossible to get through. Stevenson writes in a compelling way, but what he is telling us should make readers pause.
I am grateful for the work Stevenson does with the Equal Justice Initiative and that he took the time to write about it.
I have always been against the death penalty, for all reasons, in all cases. If you think differently, I challenge you to read this book.
Striking work.