As part of Creative Ireland 2017-2022, dlr Libraries embarked on a number of projects including A World of Difference: Challenging Prejudice and Celebrating Diversity.
This exciting project was devised by author Debbie Thomas between Winter 2021 and Spring 2022. Six local schools participated and the students attended several sessions, some online and some in person. To quote Debbie: Creative writing is a powerful weapon against prejudice. Stories and songs, poems and plays help us step into other people’s shoes and see the world from different viewpoints.
The result is a wonderful series of books that engaged in so many vibrant and thought-provoking ways with this serious subject.
A huge thank you to Debbie, all the class teachers and school principals and most especially the enthusiastic and endlessly creative students at the following schools:
All Saints, Blackrock
Monkstown Educate Together
Oliver Plunkett School, Monkstown
Our Lady of Mercy, Booterstown
St. Joseph’s National School, Tivoli Road, Dún Laoghaire
St. Nicholas Montessori, Dún Laoghaire
A warm thank you to An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Lettie McCarthy who launched the booklets on Wednesday 16 February 2022. Copies of the booklets are available at dlr LexIcon and also online here as pdfs.