“There is Black struggle, but there is Black joy. Black joy is resistance.” --Patia Braithwaite There are many beautiful picture books featuring strong, smart, funny, and delightful BIPOC kids. Stories featuring kids of color don’t all need to be about racism and societal pressures, and it’s important to read books
On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have the honor of talking to Dr. Kishonna Gray, author of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming (Louisiana State University Press). Dr. Gray is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Gender and Women’s Studies, and an affiliate in Black
The Deerfield Public Library stands with the American Library Association’s recently released statement condemning racism and with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s statement condemning increased violence and racism towards Black people and all People of Color. Our Library strives to be a place of safety, inclusion, and diversity.
Current events have sparked local and global Black Lives Matter protests. While state violence and trauma (and organized resistance to it) are not new, some community members are just beginning to understand and work against racist violence and oppression in the United States of America. Many of our patrons are