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Dialogue: Black Joy Books and Resources for Youth

Wednesday, 2/16/2022
3:00 - 3:45

San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Unified School District youth librarians team up to talk about Black Joy. Join BIPOC librarians Rachel Fiege (SFPL), Jason Hill (SFPL) and Ayana Thompson (SFUSD), for a virtual conversation about Black Joy in librarianship, schools, youth literature and beyond. They discuss how Black youth should have access to positive stories about their heritage that aren’t rooted in stereotypes or sidekick roles by sharing their personal insights about working with Black youth and how they spread Black Joy to their young patrons, students and families. They share booklists, online resources and their own personal favorites including Coretta Scott King award titles and more.

Watch on YouTube.



Discover new titles, share inspiring works and participate in challenges and contests. 

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Black community.

More Than a Month recognizes important events in Black history, honors community and national leaders and fosters steps towards collective change. Programming features authors, poets and craft classes. 

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

For questions about the program or help registering, contact sfplcpp@sfpl.orgAll programs are drop-in (no registration necessary) unless otherwise noted. All SFPL locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations (such as ASL or language interpretation), call (415) 557-4557 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting at least 3 business days in advance will help ensure availability.

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The views and opinions expressed in programs presented by groups unaffiliated with SFPL do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SFPL or the City.