Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice

Author(s) Marianne Celano Marietta Collins Ann Hazzard
Illustrator(s) Jennifer Zivoin
Age Group 6-10
Publisher Magination Press
ISBN 978-1433828546
Year 2018
Something Happened in Our Town

The story follows two families—one White and one Black—as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives. Includes extensive information for parents and families with guidelines for discussing race and racism with children, including sample dialogues.

Something Happened in Our Town