As we close out Black History Month, our founder, Trina Greene Brown, visited a local elementary school to do a read-along.
Click watch the video of Trina reading Lillian’s Right to Vote to a group of engaged 3rd graders:
Read on for more about her experience:
After reading nearly 15 books with my son, who gave his reviews, we finally decided on “Lillian’s Right to Vote.” Lillian’s Right to Vote deals with the difficult topic of institutionalized racism in America. Using flashback memories, the book is a “split screen” that positions the current uphill battles to the voting booth side by side with the historical uphill struggle for racial justice in America.
After engaging the students in a small discussion on the importance of voting, Trina facilitated a quick voting exercise to operationalize the concept of voting.
This was a powerful way to engage the young people in Black History while looking forward to build a powerful Black Future, wherein young people wield their power at the polls for good.