#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Sharing Diverse Literature With Your School and Community

NYSRA Conference

Authors Olubemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Renée Watson ask: "If reading is an act of expansion, how can we show students more than they already know? How can we invite them to read the world and build community?" Presenters will use a multimedia presentation and group conversation to demonstrate the value of developing and maintaining diverse classroom and school library collections. They will share strategies to introduce diverse titles and engage students and school communities in conversation and programming that promote literacy and community-building, and offer attendees a variety of resources to share with students, colleagues, and families.