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Recognizing Racism For Kids: "Stella By Starlight"


Sharon Draperis a teacher and a writer, with several awards for her work in both fields. 

She adds to the pile of books she's written for young readers with Stella By Starlight.

It is set in the depression in the segregated South, and deals with young people coming face-to-face with the Ku Klux Klan and prejudice. 

Sharon Draper visits to talk about the work and her own life experiences with prejudice.   And her extensive experience teaching will likely lead us to talk about modern education.

SITE LINK: Sharon mentioned We Need Diverse Books online.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.