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Algo pasa en mi ciudad
Algo pasa en mi ciudad

Algo pasa en mi ciudad

Un relato sobre la injusticia y el racismo

5-7

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: August 2020

ISBN 9788416470037

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Fineo (Aug 2020)

Price: $18.95
 
 

Overview

Emma y José escucharon que algo había pasado en su ciudad. La policía mató a un hombre negro. "¿Por qué lo mató la policía?" "¿Pueden enviar a los policías a la cárcel?" Algo pasa en mi ciudad es la historia de cómo dos familias, una blanca y otra negra, discuten sobre el asesinato de un hombre negro a manos de la policía. Esta historia busca responder las preguntas que los niños se hacen ante un hecho difícil o traumático, así como ayudarlos a identificar y hacer frente la injusticia racial. El libro incluye una guía para padres y profesores.  Emma and Josh heard that something happened in their town. A Black man was shot by the police. "Why did the police shoot that man?" "Can police go to jail?" Something Happened in Our Town follows two families — one White, 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 an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers with guidelines for discussing race and racism with children, child-friendly definitions, and sample dialogues.

Reviews

"This is a difficult subject, and I think this book handles it well. The language is age-appropriate and gentle. The illustrations are beautiful, and the message is positive: kids can start a 'better pattern' by including kids who are different than themselves." —Five Star Review, San Francisco Book Review, on the English-language edition

"Does an admirable job showing two families' reactions to a police killing… important for library collections."—School Library Journal, on the English-language edition

"Written by three psychologists, this is a great educational resource for parents… how to talk to children about race and racism and trauma, how to identify and counter racial injustice." —Vogue, on the English-language edition

Author Biography

Emma y José escucharon que algo había pasado en su ciudad. La policía mató a un hombre negro. "¿Por qué lo mató la policía?" "¿Pueden enviar a los policías a la cárcel?" Algo pasa en mi ciudad es la historia de cómo dos familias, una blanca y otra negra, discuten sobre el asesinato de un hombre negro a manos de la policía. Esta historia busca responder las preguntas que los niños se hacen ante un hecho difícil o traumático, así como ayudarlos a identificar y hacer frente la injusticia racial. El libro incluye una guía para padres y profesores.  Emma and Josh heard that something happened in their town. A Black man was shot by the police. "Why did the police shoot that man?" "Can police go to jail?" Something Happened in Our Town follows two families — one White, 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 an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers with guidelines for discussing race and racism with children, child-friendly definitions, and sample dialogues.