Open to the Public: Jazz & Friends Storytime on February 28th
Please consider joining us for our second MPCS community reading of the books “I Am Jazz” and “Not Quite A Narwhal” on Thursday, February 28th in the Eurythmy Room from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. This event is part of the national reading campaign coordinated by the Human Rights Campaign & the National Education Association. Refreshments and Acceptance Provided. 🙂
Mr Heffernan will read the two books and a guest panel will lead a child-centered discussion about kindness, identity, expressing oneself and celebrating differences. There will be time for the adults to ask some questions as well. We are very excited to start this important dialogue and help our families in their efforts to have thoughtful and informed conversations outside of school. All ages are welcome.
Our goal is to make this an inclusive space. We will have Spanish language translation available. If you or a family member have specific accessibility needs or have questions, please reach out to Mr. Heffernan at firstname.lastname@example.org
“I Am Jazz” is a first-person account of self-discovery and expression written by transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, and co-author, Jessica Herthel. Jennings was one of the first transgender children to talk publicly about her identity & the challenges she faces. At the age of 6, she spoke with Barbara Walters on 20/20. Herthel co-wrote the book based on her desire to explain to her daughters what being transgender can mean, hoping to create a book that other parents and caring adults would be able to use to start conversations with their kids.
If you have never had the chance to read “I Am Jazz” or “Not Quite Narwhal” and are curious about what these wonderful books look like on the inside, here are links to video readings of these books: