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Jen Mason Stott

About Jen Mason Stott

Jen Mason Stott is the librarian at King Open School, a public, social justice-focused K-5 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jen earned her MLIS at Simmons College and her BA at Vassar College.

“Leave the books on the bed”: Shaping a child’s social conscience

Voice of Freedom

“Maybe you can help me,” a teacher called from our school library’s biography section. “I need books about…protest, I guess.” Her son’s middle school class was debating NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem, as a protest against the oppression of people of color. At first her son defended Kaepernick, but […]