Richland Library Provides Safe Space for Teen Discussion on Racism

Richland Library is inviting local teens to be part of the conversation and share their thoughts on racism in the United States.

Register now for the virtual Let's Talk Race: Teen Book Group from 3 - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 6 and receive a free hardcover copy of "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds through the pick-up window or curbside service at any library location. Digital copies are also available in our collection via Overdrive in eBook and eAudiobook formats with a library card.

Specifically designed for teens ages 12-18, the upcoming online program provides a safe space for dialogue. It features both break-out sessions and a larger group discussion, led by the library's Let's Talk Race team.

Throughout the gripping, fast-paced and energizing narrative, Reynolds shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas and on ways that readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives. "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" is a remarkable reimagining of Kendi's National Book Award-winning "Stamped from the Beginning."

The Let's Talk Race: Teen Book Group is part of the library's ongoing Let's Talk Race community initiative. Discover additional resources about race, equity and inclusion at

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

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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