Richland Library Initiates Let’s Talk Race Family Book Festival

Richland Library is kicking off our first-ever Let's Talk Race Family Book Festival. Join us for a virtual conversation with New York Times bestselling author and educator Tiffany Jewell from 3 - 4 p.m., Sunday, August 29. Please register at for the online program, which is free and open to the public.

A Montessori educator for 15 years, Jewell enjoys exploring social justice with young people, especially the history of racism and resistance, economic justice, and socially and personally constructed identities. She's also the co-founder of ABARatHome/ABARAtSchool, an organization that strives to support educators and caregivers in their anti-bias, anti-racist journeys.

Her book "This Book Is Anti-Racist" is a #1 New York Times and #1 Indie Best Seller. Jewell says it's written for the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life. The book supports "waking up, taking action and doing the work of becoming antiracist."

Now through October 2021, the library is featuring an author, illustrator or book creator each month and encouraging parents, educators and caregivers to have meaningful discussions about racism with children and teens. Stay tuned for more details about upcoming events with Selina Alko and Sean Qualls (9/26) and Nic Stone (10/24) at as well as additional resources to further the dialogue.

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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