Category Archives: Equality
This great post from Europena shows some startling photographs of Children at work in the US.
Link to JPG & PDF files: Diversity in Children’s Books 2018 – Dropbox Folder
Full citation: Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. sarahpark.com blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner, with statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp. Retrieved from https://readingspark.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/picture-this-diversity-in-childrens-books-2018-infographic/.
This is a long report, but I recommend you take the time out to read it.
Produced by Claire Wardle with research by: Grace Greason, Joe Kerwin, Nic Dias and published in July 2018 this is a useful tool for teaching information literacy.
“As literacy teachers, we have one of the most powerful resources available to fight against hate and bias: We have stories.” This informational blog post from Tricia Ebarvia made for some thought provoking reading. Tricia includes some great starting points to start the hard work of creating truly diverse libraries and classrooms.
Liz Derouet reviews The Mediterranean. It’s an incredibly powerful picture book (17 words long) that needs to be in every secondary library.
The National Library of New Zealand has an amazing array of tools that you can use to engage teens with reading. Please explore their website here, if you’re an Educator, Librarian, Parent or interested in helping our next generations become literate.
A great post about introducing the challenging concepts into the Youth Book Clubs. I think we could use these tactics for adult book clubs too.