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Center Stage: Learning About Identity Through Literature in the Lower School

In a recent visit to the Ginkgo Room, Dr. Barret Fabris, director of The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship, read Why Am I Me? and engaged some of our young learners in a discussion about diversity, individuality, universality, and what it means to be uniquely human.

Why am I me, and not you? Why are you you, and not me? Do you ever wonder why you are you? Or what it might feel like to be someone else? Someone taller, faster, smaller, smarter? Someone lighter, older, darker, bolder? 

This reading of Why Am I Me?, a beloved book with words by Paige Britt and pictures by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, is the first of many Center conversations in Lower School this year, discussions that reinforce Lincoln's Quaker values of peace, equity, and inclusion.

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