Let’s Read: SEL Dallas Book Club


June 29, 2020 to August 10, 2020

This event occurs weekly, 1 week(s) on Monday


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Specialists from SEL Dallas (Social and Emotional Learning Dallas) read aloud and facilitate social and emotional learning questions for learners during and following the book. You can purchase your own copy of the book from online book sellers or access digital copies from your local library.

Readings will take place at 9am and 1pm via a secure Zoom link, which will be shared in your confirmation email.

Monday, June 29: Mixed Me by Taye Diggs
Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome, Jerome collected words. From the creator of “Ish” comes a celebration of finding your own words – and the impact you can have when you share them with the world. Register here.

Monday, July 6: Let The Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
"'The path may be long and troubled, but I’m gonna walk on!' In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. They protested the laws that kept Black people separate from white people. Facing fear, hate, and danger, these children used their voices to change the world.” Register here.

Monday, July 13: Mixed: A Colorful Story by Agree Chung
In the beginning, there were three colors: reds, yellows and blues. All special in their own ways, all living in harmony—until one day, a Red says "Reds are the best!" and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anything that can change their minds? A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in this inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.
Register here.

Monday, July 20: Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. Register here.

Monday, August 10: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. Register here.