3 Books Published by Magination Press on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Something Happened in Our Park: Standing Together After Gun Violence by Ann Hazzard, Marianne Celano, and Marietta Collins Something Happened in Our Park: Standing Together After Gun Violence

by Ann Hazzard, Marianne Celano, and Marietta Collins
Magination Press (Apr 27, 2021)
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This important follow-up to the bestselling, groundbreaking, and inspiring Something Happened in Our Town, is a much-needed story to help communities in the aftermath of gun violence. When Miles’s cousin Keisha is injured in a shooting, he realizes people can work together to reduce the likelihood of violence in their community. With help from friends and family, Miles learns to use his imagination and creativity to help him cope with his fears. This book can help provide parents with helpful messages of reassurance and empowerment. Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers with guidelines for discussing community gun violence with children, and sample dialogues.

Praise for Something Happened in Our Town:
New York Times Bestseller
#1 IndieBound Bestseller
The Today Show —10 books to help you discuss anti-racism with children and teens
Glamour—10 Books to Help Talk to Your Kids About Racism, as Recommended by Black Authors
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Students Trade Book for Young People
National Parenting Product Award Winner
Finalist, Foreword Book Awards


Click for more detail about Lulu the One and Only by Lynnette Mawhinney Lulu the One and Only

by Lynnette Mawhinney
Magination Press (Jun 09, 2020)
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STARRED REVIEW! "Armed with her own unique power phrase—’I’m Lulu Lovington, the ONE and only!’—Lulu feels empowered to handle any questions that come her way…. This book does more than simply tell a single story of biracial experience: it talks about navigating everyday racism in sensitive, but frank, ways. This affirmation is just as important as the power phrase…. All children will benefit from this pitch-perfect discussion of race, identity, complexity, and beauty."—Kirkus

Lulu loves her family, but people are always asking;

What are you?

Lulu hates that question. Her brother inspires her to come up with a “power phrase” so she can easily express who she is, not what she is.

Includes a note from the author, sharing her experience as the only biracial person in her family and advice for navigating the complexity of when both parents do not share the same racial identity as their children.


Click for more detail about Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Ann Hazzard, Marianne Celano, and Marietta Collins Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice

by Ann Hazzard, Marianne Celano, and Marietta Collins
Magination Press (Mar 01, 2018)
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The companion book, Something Happened in Our Park: Standing Together After Gun Violence, is coming in 2021. Preorder now.

A NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER

A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection

National Parenting Product Award Winner (NAPPA)

Following a police shooting, two families — one White and one Black — discuss the event, its aftermath, and what they can do to help.



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