Two Maui Libraries offer Family Book Discussion Kits

Posted on: February 4, 2022 | Category: News

Spark meaningful family conversations by reading books together that nurture self-love, foster empathy, and empower children to make their voices heard!  The Conscious Child: Family Book Discussion Kits (modeled after the Oxford Lane Library project of the same name) aim to: 1) To celebrate diverse voices; and 2) help facilitate family discussions about racial equity, identity, and justice.

Conscious Child Book KitIncluded in each kit are discussion questions for each book and a list of further recommended reading.  Each kits focuses on timely subjects including racial equity, identity & belonging, joy & self-love, immigration & refugees, social justice & activism, and social emotional learning.  Kits are suggested for ages 4-7.

Funded by grants from the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the Maui Friends of the Library, the kits are currently available at Wailuku Public Library (808-243-5766) and Lahaina Public Library (808-662-3950). Call either library for more information.

While the kits are only available on Maui, we have provided downloadable resources and reading lists.


Discussion Questions

Recommended Reading Lists
Check out these titles (available statewide)

Watch the “Tough Conversations” virtual discussion

ALERT | The HSPLS website will undergo system maintenance on Thursday, March 9th from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. HST. Some online services may be temporarily unavailable during this time. We apologize to our patrons for this inconvenience.

In state observance of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day, libraries that are normally closed on Mondays will observe the holiday and be closed on Tuesday, March 28th.