Magination Press

Something Happened In Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice

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Written by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, and illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin

A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection

 National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)

 NCSS-CBC 2019 Notable Social Science Trade Book for Young People

Something Happened in Our Town follows two families -- one White, one Black -- as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives.

Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers with guidelines for discussing race and racism with children, child-friendly definitions, and sample dialogues.

Written by three psychologists.


Target Age: 4-8

Pages: 40

Published: 2018

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