Bring the whole family to Jewish Museum Milwaukee to enjoy a meaningful story time connected to our current special exhibit, The Book Smugglers. Our Book ‘SNuggler’ sessions feature a picture book that has been banned in various places around the nation but that demonstrates real historical events and positive social values. After reading the book out loud, our lead docent, Cathy Nemerovski will teach each participant to make their own mini-book, using only a single piece of paper and one short scissor-cut. Crayons and coloring time will round out the experience, so each creator can head home with a book of their own making.
Learners of all ages are welcome! Feel free to bring your favorite blanket, pillow, or stuffed animal for snuggling.
- Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag (Friday, March 29)
- Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice (Sunday, April 14)
DATES/TIMES: Friday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. & Sunday, April 14, 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Jewish Museum Milwaukee
COST: Free with Admission | All supplies included in ticket purchase
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
by Rob Sanders | illustrated by Steven Salerno
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today’s world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders’s stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno’s evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable – and undertold – story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride. A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice
by Emma and Josh heard that something happened in their town. A Black man was shot by the police. Emma and Josh ask: Why did the police shoot that man? Can police go to jail? 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 extensive guidelines for discussing race and racism with children, child-friendly definitions, and sample dialogues.
A Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production; A New York Times and #1 IndieBound Best Seller; American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom’s Top 10 Most Challenged Books; A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection; National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)