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Representation Matters: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Bookshelf
How do we build a book collection that reflects our children, our values, and our world? In difficult times, books offer an important outlet to young people—but making the right books available is essential. If you've ever wondered how to take action in diversifying your library but don't know how or where to start, you're not alone.

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, August 18th at 4PM EDT as we walk through some of the steps to creating a truly inclusive collection. We will use our newly updated Questionnaire as a guide for identifying gaps in our shelves, and share resources for finding and evaluating diverse books. We are also proud to announce the launch of a Spanish version of the questionnaire just in time for the start of the school year.

Experts Dr. Jane Bean Folkes, K-12 English Languages Arts Supervisor for the South Orange & Maplewood School District in New Jersey, Rosalie Reyes, Coordinator of Teacher Engagement and Professional Development at Teaching for Change, and Kai Strange, Director of Urban Teacher Opportunity Partnerships Program Office at Nazareth College, will share their insights, expertise, and knowledge about creating and curating a diverse classroom library.

Aug 18, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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