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Dads Read: Celebrating Grandparents!

  • Marina Library 188 Seaside Avenue Marina, CA, 93933 United States (map)

Dads Read: Celebrating Grandparents!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Marina Library. One month isn’t enough time to explore the wide range of stories that exist but we intend to try!

At the beginning of the The Friends of the Marina Library's Little Kids Block Party (starts at 10am and ends at 11:30am) local grandpa from Families of Color Monterey County and Dads of Monterey County will be reading a few specially selected children's books celebrating grandparents.

Representation in Literature

Representation in literature is essential for children of all races. For children of color, seeing themselves reflected in the books they read is crucial. When they fail to see themselves in books, they internalize the message that society devalues and erases them, and it can negatively affect their self-esteem. For white children, having books that accurately reflect the world around them helps to build empathy for people that are different from them, and helps open up discussions about race and oppression.
— The Children’s Book World Is Still Racially Biased

Interested in being the featured dad at Dads Read?

Earlier Event: April 29
May's Bike Clinic
Later Event: December 8
Dads Read: My Santa Claus is Black!