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ONLINE Diverse Voices Story Time on Zoom at Katonah Reading Room

ONLINE Diverse Voices Story Time on Zoom

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Katonah Reading Room brings you Diverse Voices Story Times, via Zoom, with Hard Candy & Fruit Snacks podcast host, and Westchester resident, Gloria Harrison. The Reading Room is launching this initiative to put diverse faces and diverse books in front of families in an effort to promote community and understanding. The Reading Room is creating a space where children can see new faces, come to understand different life experiences, and have some FUN with shared stories and books. This week will feature Hair Love by Matthew Cherry and I Love Being Me, Uniquely Me by Karlene Froling. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these books will be donated to Hard Candy & Fruit Snacks' Social Justice Scholarship fund. To purchase the books, text the Reading Room at 914.334.8019. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89665219067 Hard Candy & Fruit Snacks is a podcast that came out of wanting to take action. Westchester resident, Gloria Harrison, has reunited with a childhood friend to talk about race and their segregated childhood. Hosts Harrison and Carrie Clifford met in first grade when Gloria was part of METCO, a busing program that brought kids from Boston’s inner city to schools in the suburbs. They have created a brave space where a Black woman and a white woman can have open, honest conversations about privilege, disadvantage and the lasting effects of systemic racism. They have joined forces with Boston’s Brigham & Women’s hospital and established a scholarship fund to help four high school seniors from Boston’s inner city pay for college.

About Katonah Reading Room

19 Edgemont Road

Katonah, NY, NY

914-334-8019