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Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover: Family Reading Project


Youth Recreation & Enrichment / Family Fun & Special Events -
Winter/Spring 2021

As a parent, it can be challenging or even uncomfortable to find the words to help children understand what is happening in our world today. With so many social justice topics surfacing in the news, it is more important than ever for parents to find their voices and talk to children about the topics that are on everyone’s minds. Having these crucial conversations can make a lasting impact on your child and on society as whole.

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover Family Reading Project is a FUN and FREE reading initiative that challenges children Pre-K through 5th grade and their families to use books to begin meaningful conversations about inclusion, equity and social justice. Families will be encouraged to participate in thought-provoking discussions that stretch their thinking as it relates to diversity.

At the end of the challenge, each child will be asked to write their own inclusion story book (a blank book will be provided). Books will then be submitted to OCER and we will feature one page of each book on a yard sign for an upcoming Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover Family Walk. Two winning books will also be put on display at the Orange Public Library as a Book Walk.

The program includes a list of carefully curated, high-quality books that speak to the importance of inclusion, equity and social justice, along with helpful parent resources to guide you through the program. Children are encouraged to draw their own book based on their reading, and submit it to be displayed in the program's Book Walk on May 1. One child's book will also be displayed at the Cuyahoga County Public Library - Orange Branch in June.


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Illustrate Your Story!
Pepper Pike Learning Center : Room 22
Monday, Mar 15
4:15 - 5:00 PM

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$ 29.00
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Share Your Story!
Pepper Pike Learning Center : Room 22
Monday, Mar 29
4:15 - 5:00 PM

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$ 19.00
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Share Your Story!- Virtual
Pepper Pike Learning Center : Room 22
Monday, Mar 29
5:15 - 6:00 PM

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$ 19.00
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3rd-5th Grade Closed
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Sun-Sat, Feb 1 - Apr 4
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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Grades   3rd - 5th

$ 0.00
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K- 2nd Grade Closed
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Sun-Sat, Feb 1 - Apr 4
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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Grades   K - 2nd

$ 0.00
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Pre-K Closed
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Sun-Sat, Feb 1 - Apr 4
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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Age   4 yr. - 5th grade

$ 0.00
Resident PK Student

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Write Your Story! Closed
Pepper Pike Learning Center : Room 22
Monday, Mar 8
4:15 - 5:00 PM

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$ 19.00
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