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Something Happened in Our Park

Standing Together After Gun Violence

Ann Hazzard, Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins


List Price: 16.99*
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This important follow-up to the bestselling, groundbreaking, and inspiring Something Happened in Our Town, is a much-needed story to help communities in the aftermath of gun violence. When Miles's cousin Keisha is injured in a shooting, he realizes people can work together to reduce the likelihood of violence in their community. With help from friends and family, Miles learns to use his imagination and creativity to help him cope with his fears. This book can help provide parents with helpful messages of reassurance and empowerment. Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers with guidelines for discussing community gun violence with children, and sample dialogues.

Praise for Something Happened in Our Town:
New York Times Bestseller
#1 IndieBound Bestseller
The Today Show --10 books to help you discuss anti-racism with children and teens
Glamour--10 Books to Help Talk to Your Kids About Racism, as Recommended by Black Authors
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Students Trade Book for Young People
National Parenting Product Award Winner
Finalist, Foreword Book Awards

Magination Press, 9781433835216, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2021

About the Author

Ann Hazzard, PhD, ABPP, Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP, and Marietta Collins, PhD, worked together for over two decades as Emory University School of Medicine faculty members, serving children and families in Atlanta. All three psychologists have been involved in community advocacy efforts focused on children's behavioral health and social justice. Dr. Celano and Dr. Hazzard have developed and utilized therapeutic stories in individual and group therapy with children and teens. Dr. Collins is a faculty member at Morehouse School of Medicine, providing psychological services to underserved adults, youth, and families. Keith Henry Brown is an artist and illustrator who has drawn comics for Marvel as well as created watercolor paintings for greeting cards, newspapers, magazines, books, and album covers. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Visit and @iamtheleopard on Instagram.