Prospect Lefferts Gardens:
Saturday, September 1, 1:30 PM
Story Time: Anastasia Higginbotham presents Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness
Author and illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham returns to Greenlight with the fourth book in her critically-acclaimed Ordinary Terrible Things Series. Not My Idea invites families to acknowledge the ways white children are conditioned to feel apart from conversations about race. Inspired by her own children’s curiosity, Higginbotham sets the story in present day America, where a white child sees news coverage of a police shooting. The child asks questions of their family and gets mostly deflections, but finds answers in the library. With clear language, exquisite art, and powerful incentive to open and connect, Not My Idea lifts the burden of fixing racism off the shoulders of children and empowers kids to seek an education in both white supremacy and those who have always fought against it. Higginbotham will present her new book with a reading, discussion, and free popsicles from People’s Pops courtesy of Dottir Press!