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We Have Such in Common

April 22, 2016

With Children's Day, also known as El Día de los Niños, just around the corner (April 30th to be exact), I wanted to share with you a new book from local author Shindana Feagins and local photographer Syreeta Blakely that highlights the beautiful diversity of Nashvillians. It is called We Have Such in Common, and you can get it from the library!

When you first pick up this book, you will immediately drawn in by the photographs of children from the Southeast Nashville community. Then, your eyes will drift to the text, a poem written by Shindana Feagins, that will have you nodding along as you agree with her portrayal of all the elements we have in common from friends to shoes to sports to the library - our similarities rather than our differences - through rhyming text.

"From the music that we play, to the songs we sing all day. We Have Such in Common!"

This book showcases diversity through being inclusive, and it still moves me every time I read it.

See Shindana and Syreeta in Person

You're in luck too because Shindana and Syreeta will be visiting the Southeast Branch's story time on April 26th at 10:30 a.m. to share this story with the community and kick off the Southeast Branch's Día Turns 20 week-long celebration!

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Cassie is a Children's Librarian at Edmondson Pike Branch Library. She can often be found reading books and singing songs, and not just at the library! Her favorite thing to do at the moment is cuddle her baby while they read phenomenal picture books and earn Read to Rise points.


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