Rainbow Action Network is pleased to announce our Jazz & Friends Community Reading on Thursday, February 27th at 3:30pm at the Community Resources for Children Toy Library. We will read Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love in both English and Spanish and craft activities will follow.

First 5 Napa, LGBTQ Connection, and Community Resources for Children are sponsoring this bilingual reading as part of the “Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings.” After a national anti-LGBTQ hate group bullied a young transgender girl in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, her community rallied behind her by hosting a community reading of "I Am Jazz" by transgender advocate Jazz Jennings.

Every year, in honor of the Mount Horeb community’s allyship, communities across the country join HRC's Welcoming Schools program for its annual Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings. You can learn more this National Day at the Welcoming Schools website: http://www.welcomingschools.org/resources/books/welcoming-schools/international-jazz-friends-school-and-community-readings/

Please share the attached flyers (English and Spanish) and/or share this Facebook event with your networks: https://www.facebook.com/events/517146805576426/

If you are a teacher or administrator at a preschool or elementary school (or you are parent of a kid this age) and you would like to host a school reading at your school for the national day, please reach out to Anne@first5napa.org for assistance or refer to the handout attached in this email.

We look forward to celebrating our Napa community’s LGBTQ allyship with you on Thursday, February 27th!


  • Occurred Thursday, February 27th, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Community Resources for Children Toy Library

3299 Claremont Way,


Anne Sutkowi-Hemstreet

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