Project Connects BIPOC Leaders In Idaho With Kids Through Reading Series
Many of us know the joy of opening up a book with our child, niece or grandkid and exploring a new story with them. But sharing a good book with a young person can also be done a community-wide basis. And although we can’t gather in-person as easily today, virtual reading communities can help fill that void.
That’s where “Turning Pages” comes in. It’s a new video project featuring Idaho adults who identify as Black, Indigenous or a person of color. In the videos posted and availabe for free online, these community leaders share a little about themselves, and then proceed to read a children’s book they love and want to share with young people in our community.
Idaho Matters was introduced to this project by two of the people helping to make it happen: Rev. Jenny Willison Hirst is an Associate Minister at Collister United Methodist Church and Jerrell Benitez is a videographer and the owner of 18tenmedia. They plan to produce new videos, adding to the library of stories over the spring.