Oregon City Public Library is supporting our Oregon City School District schools participating in the Anti-Defamation League's No Place For Hate program with Read For a Welcoming World. Everyone in the community is welcome to participate in this 3-step literacy program, including homeschooled students, private school students, and students enrolled in the Oregon City Online Program.
If your school has a No Place For Hate student group, they may be doing some special activities just for your school. Ask your teacher for more information.
Step 1: Watch
Watch a 6-minute video to learn how reading window and mirror books helps us strengthen our empathy muscles and create a welcoming world. It also includes some questions to ask yourself while you read.
Talk with your family or classmates about the questions in the video from Step 1. Write down or draw a picture of your answers. You can use a blank sheet of paper or print out a template (PDF) designed by one of our local elementary school teachers.