Parents may complain, but tackling prejudice is the right thing to do

I’m a librarian by trade, and there are certain things that all librarians learn by heart at school. How to shush people, of course, but more importantly how to advocate and raise the voices of those who are silenced, underrepresented and vulnerable.

One key statement that all librarians live by is that every person deserves to see themselves in their library. I want every child I meet to be able to walk into my library and say “There I am” or “Oh, that’s me!”