Library Link Roundup: June 19, 2020

Published 06/19/2020

Friday Library Link RoundupWe've crawled the web for the most useful library links, curated for the librarians of Illinois and published on Fridays 

Black Americans: 

  • The Story of Juneteenth (June 17, 2016; JSTOR Daily) - “The Emancipation Proclamation outlawing slavery in the United States passed January 1st 1863. It took over 2 years for the news to reach some enslaved people.” 
  • Kids Books to Celebrate Juneteenth (New York Public Library; June 18, 2019) - “Juneteenth has inspired literature for adults, including Ralph Ellison's classic novel of the same name, but there are also great books to introduce the holiday's stories and traditions to the youngest readers.” 
  • Kidlit4BlackLives Rally Recording (June 4, 2020; The Brown Bookshelf) - The Brown Bookshelf hosted the KidLit4BlackLives Rally led by Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jason Reynolds; the rally featured inspiring words, music, and numerous calls to action in support of equity and justice 
  • How Companies Can Avoid Making Empty Statements About Diversity (June 4, 2020; PR News) - A few tips and examples for making statements that have meaning—and that means words accompanied by action 


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