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Authors spearhead #KidLit rally for Black Lives

Jun 02 2020

In support of the global protests that are currently being held against police brutality and racism, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds and fellow children’s authors and activists Kwame Alexander and Jacqueline Woodson are leading the #Kidlit Rally for Black Lives, a virtual gathering of more than 25 authors, artists, and publishers. Hosted by The Brown Bookshelf, it will take place live on Thursday, June 4, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, on the blog’s Facebook page. Following a rally addressing young people in grades K–12, participants will hold another event at 7:45 p.m. geared toward gatekeepers: parents, teachers, and librarians.

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