Cranston Public Library values the voices of the entire community and welcomes all who would like to join us in antiracist dialogue and action. Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) is our one book, one state community reading program brought to us by the
Cranston Public Library values the voices of the entire community and welcomes all who would like to join us in antiracist dialogue and action.
Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) is our one book, one state community reading program brought to us by the Rhode Island Center for the Book. For the 19th annual RARI selection, the Rhode Island Center for the Book has selected “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
Cranston Public Library, OneCranston HEZ, and Cranston Public Schools are honored to bring this book to our community as a way to encourage and facilitate difficult conversations about race and translate the themes of the book into action.
Cranston Public Library and OneCranston HEZ will host three “Join the Remix!” book discussion virtual meetings moderated by library trustee Larry Warner. The goal is to facilitate intergenerational discussion about the themes in the book and get us all thinking about ways to bring positive social change to our community.
Book discussion meetings are open to adults and students (grade six and above). Meeting dates are Thursday, March 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 14, from 4-5 p.m.; and Saturday, May 1, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Space is limited and we ask participants to please choose only one meeting to attend.
Registered meeting participants will receive a free copy of “Stamped” to keep and an Antiracist & Ally Toolkit with additional resources, an antiracism button, and a commemorative bookmark.
For more info and to register, visit www.cranstonlibrary.org/remix.
Funding for CPL’s “Join the Remix!” programming is made possible by a generous grant from the Rhode Island Foundation.