Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day invites Canadians to stand up against bullying and practice universal acceptance and kindness every day. Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after another student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. We invite everyone to join Burlington Public Library staff to celebrate acceptance by wearing pink on Pink Shirt Day - Wed Feb 24, 2021. Check out the links below for related staff-picked booklists and resources about bullying for kids, teens, and parents.

This Pink Shirt Day, the campaign focus is working together and treating others with dignity and respect. "The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and shown the importance of helping one another and advocating for those who need it. Help us “lift each other up” and support programs that encourage healthy self esteem and teach empathy, compassion and kindness." -

Check out our special Pink Shirt Day Storytime, featuring Wild About Us by Karen Beaumont.

Booklist: Pink Shirt Day Picks for Teens & Tweens

Booklist: Anti-Bullying Reads for Pink Shirt Day

Booklist: Books and movies about bullying from the Tansley Woods Teen Advisory Board

Pink Shirt Day resources for parents in the library collection

Wild About Us by Karen Beaumont

Pink Shirt Day