In her presentation, “Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond,” Ms. Gloria Respress-Churchwell will discuss practical ways to address difficult themes with children using picture books like her children’s book, Follow Chester!. This compelling story takes us on the football field as Chester Pierce leads his team to take charge of their destiny through courage, friendship, and support to combat racism.
All are welcome to this presentation in which the author will explore ways that text, images, and music can be used as tools in educating young readers about these difficult and important issues. The author will use the book’s illustrations by 2019 Coretta Scott King Honoree Ms. Laura Freeman, and she will share music developed for “Follow Chester!”.