ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Ignite Session
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Interactions between police and people of color are often fraught, and children are not immune to negative experiences with police. Libraries tend to have children’s books about police that describe them as “friendly helpers.” Where are the books for young children who’ve had only bad experiences with police? How can libraries address the lack of children’s books that acknowledge police misconduct?