Public libraries have always played an important role in my life (and now in my seven year old’s!) and I’ve appreciated being able to bring We Too Sing America to public libraries. That’s why I was excited to write this article for the School Library Journal about how public libraries can create safe and brave spaces to stand up to Islamophobia and xenophobia, especially in today’s climate. Every public institution in America must be prepared to address the changing racial landscape and the racial realities that come with them.
There’s also a wonderful profile of the important work at Oakland Public Library accompanying the piece. I hope you’ll read and share.
For more, please see: http://www.slj.com/2017/10/industry-news/standing-up-to-islamophobia/#_