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Social Justice Book Group (Hybrid) for Grades 5-8: Be the Change You Want to See

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Allowed Grades: 5th Grade to 8th Grade

Program Description

Event Details

Our Social Justice Book Group is reading Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes this month. Tweens and teens in grades 5-8, join us to discuss the book, make some new friends, and brainstorm ways that you can make real, positive changes in your community. All are welcome. Leaders from LiveGirl, S.T.A.R, and New Canaan Library will be on hand to guide the discussion and to help you transform ideas into actions.    

This program is hybrid (simultaneously on Zoom and in person). Please let us know whether you will participate in person at the Library (We’ll serve pizza!) or online over Zoom. 

This program is in partnership with LiveGirl, S.T.A.R, and New Canaan Library. Registration information will be shared with LiveGirl and S.T.A.R. 

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Founded in 2014, LiveGirl, Inc. is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that builds confident, inclusive leaders. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of diverse, brave female leaders with the skills, community, and connections so that ALL girls may thrive and make a positive impact on the world.
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Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to is to equip residents of New Canaan, CT and neighboring communities with tools and resources to understand systemic racism—including its history, root causes and the structures that perpetuate it— and to proactively advocate for racial equity and bias elimination. We believe that by working together, we can drive transformative and sustainable social change in our community and beyond.

Important Information

Accessibility and Accommodations

We strive to facilitate access to information and Library services for all patrons. If you have questions about accessibility or a request for accommodation, please phone 203-594-5002, email the librarian in charge of this program (see contact info above), or email [email protected] with as much lead time as possible.

Youth Participation Guidelines

If your child is under 12 years old, an adult caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room for the duration of the program. If your child finishes a program early, or if a child becomes ill, distressed, or behaves in a manner that interferes with other participants’ enjoyment of the program, they may be released into the Children’s Room before the program’s end time. Please ensure that your child knows exactly where to find you at all times.