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Something Happened in Our Town

FOR everyone 4 and up

Animated Digital Reading

Something Happened in Our Town

FOR everyone 4 and up


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 help address children’s questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives.

 We recommend that families watch this video together and engage with the accompanying resources linked below. We hope that parents will encourage young people to ask the questions they have and seek the answers they need.

Family and Educator Resources


In addition to providing general guidance about countering racism with children, this Resource Guide offers child-friendly vocabulary definitions, conversation guides, and a link to additional online resources for parents and teachers. This information can help you feel more prepared to address the topic of racial injustice with young children

RESOURCE GUIDE

BOOKS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES