"Afros and Books" at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference | Pictures of the Week

The founding members of the group, all librarians, hosted "Reading my World: Diverse Books for Birth to 8." 

The founders of the organization Afros and Books hosted "Reading my World: Diverse Books for Birth to 8," a packed session at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference in Denver, CO, last week. Presenting Colorado librarians included (left photo, l. to r.): Janet Damon, library services specialist, Denver Public Schools; Taliah Abdullah, library manager, Arapahoe Public Library; Hong Ha, senior librarian, Denver Public Library (DPL); and Leslie Williams, DPL senior librarian. Right photo: Abdullah, Williams, Ha, and Damon.

Afros and Books launched in 2016. "We are four diverse librarians who create culturally affirming programming for families, uplift #ownvoices books through social media, and provide culturally responsive professional development sessions for librarians and educators," says Damon.




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