Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Webinars!

We’ve got a full month of webinars and virtual events, all free! Register to watch live or receive the recording, and get PD credit as needed!

Diverse in Different Ways: Children’s Literature that Showcases Diversity of Character, Text Type, and Experience

October 6, 2021
12pm ET

Join Dr. Tonya Leslie as she explores the importance of providing books with true diversity in your collections. Participants will learn the benefits of finding joyful and unique representations of diversity of character and story, how inclusive representation in books leads to empathy and social and emotional skill-building, and what to look for when evaluating text types to increase student engagement. This interactive webinar will include a robust question-and-answer period and peer-to-peer sharing is encouraged.

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October 12, 2021
2pm ET

Join Carole Boston Weatherford, Cicely Lewis, Elliott Smith, and Dr. Artika Tyner as they discuss the importance of Black nonfiction authorship, lifting up authentic voices and hidden figures in history, exposing prejudices and the problems it has caused in our society, and inspiring readers to speak out against injustice. Explore the benefits of Black nonfiction for children of all races. Learn about the new Read Woke™ Books launch and other critical books to complete a diverse collection.

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LGBTQ+ History in Children’s Books

October 12, 2021
1pm ET

Join us for a webinar with children’s & YA book creators Lee Wind, Melanie Gillman, and Rob Sanders to talk about their books in honor of LGBT+ History Month in October. We’ll cover the importance of queer history in literature for today’s young readers, how readers can find role models in both fiction and nonfiction, and the difference and importance of recognizing queer history in addition to LGBTQ+ Pride in June.

Participants will leave this powerful webinar with inspiration as well as a wonderful, crowd-sourced list of resources for teachers, librarians, educators, and parents looking to share LGBTQ+ history with young readers.

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