11:30 am - 12:30 pm


July 29, 2022

Storytime at Applewood

Event Details

We are excited to read “An ABC of Equality,” by Chana Ginelle Ewing. This book is part of the Empowering Alphabet series and was written for children ages 3-6. Using kid-friendly definitions the book introduces vocabulary to help with discussions about identity, gender, race, and more. Learn More >

Because you may choose to share additional context about some of the words and phrases with the children in your life, we wanted to share a few definitions from the book ahead of time:

LGTBQIA: LGTBQIA is a short description of a range of identities to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual. It’s okay to be whoever you want to be.

Race: Race is a category to describe human beings based on where their family comes from and the way they look such as skin color and hair.

Sex: When a baby arrives, the doctor will say it’s a boy or girl depending on their understanding of the baby’s body. This is their sex.

Transgender: Sometimes the sex given by the doctor at birth might not fit with how that person feels. A “male” baby may have been assigned the “boy” category, but their feeling inside may be that of a “girl,” or perhaps no gender assignment at all.

We are inspired by Ruth Mott’s values to be welcoming, inclusive, and egalitarian, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity, and are glad we are able to bring those values to Storytime!

You can drop in between 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. to visit our Storytime stations. There will also be a related activity.

  • For safety, masks are strongly recommended for everyone age 2 and older.
  • Physical distancing is required.
  • Storytime is outdoors. Please dress for the weather and bring your sunscreen, bug spray, and chairs or blankets to sit on if you prefer.

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

We will also read the story over Facebook Live for those who prefer to join us virtually: