What is Conversations in Common?
The mission of Conversations in Common is to improve the well-being, safety and connection of children and families through a collaborative county-wide reading project that promotes the skill and practice of civil discussion while exploring experiences of equity, diversity and belonging in our community. The primary project is a synchronous reading and courageous conversation activities through a collaborative of Sonoma County Schools and Libraries. Listen to Matthew Morgan, Superintendent and Principal of Harmony School District, give a CIC introduction.
Listen to a bilingual interview in English and Spanish about Conversations in Common on the Líderes del Futuro podcast by Rafael Vasquez of KBBF 89.1 FM here. Matthew Morgan, Superintendent and Principal of Harmony School District, Elizabeth Evans, Director at Santa Rosa City Schools, Renee Semik, Superintedent of Forestville Union School District, and Rafael Vasquez talk about how the reading project develops critical thinking skills.
What are Children and Families Reading this Fall 2020 and Spring 2021?
Dreamers/Soñadores by Yuyi Morales
Selected picture book for grades K-6
Why is the Public Library involved?
Sonoma County Public Library is committed to partnering with educators in Sonoma County to help student success and to contribute toward the education and the overall quality of life of children in Sonoma County, as outlined in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.
Through its Statement of Inclusivity,Sonoma County Library has resolved to support Undocumented Residents / Immigrants / Dreamers. Being involved in the CIC project aligns with our goals and missions.
Library Resources that Complement Conversations in Common Reading Project
- Library eCard registration
- NoveList K-8 Plus
- New American Collection
- Adult Literacy Program
- Sonoma County Library Statement of Inclusivity
- Points of View Database