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Friday, July 22, 2016

Two webinars about diversity and literature

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There has been a lot of discussion on listservs and blogs lately about evaluating books with diversity in mind (most especially Lane Smith's recent book There Is a Tribe of Kids--below is a round-up of recent blog posts and discussions).  I found the following two webinars helpful in thinking about reviewing and examining books, so even though I know it is SUMMER and you all hardly even have time to go to the bathroom, I'm sharing them.

One is a free webinar from ALSC, presented by Debbie Reese, a children's literature researcher and blogger from American Indians in Children's Literature called Collection Development: Children's and Young AdultBooks about Native Americans.

The other is a recording of a webinar from School Library Journal's Diversity Course, the final keynote presentation by Wisconsin's own KT Horning (from the CCBC).  The recording is available here.



*Debbie Reese compiled this list of blog posts (with accompanying comments) about There Is a Tribe of Kids for American Indians in Children's Literature:

Sam Bloom's Reviewing While White: There Is a Tribe of Kids posted on July 8, 2016 (added to this list on July 21, 2016).

Debbie Reese's Reading While White reviews Lane Smith's THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS posted on July 9, 2016 (added to this list on July 21, 2016).

Debbie Reese's Lane Smith's new picture book: THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS (plus a response to Rosanne Parry) posted on July 14, 2016 (added to this list on July 21, 2016).

Roxanne Feldman's A Tribe of Kindred Souls: A Closer Look at a Double Spread in Lane Smith's THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS posted on July 17, 2016 (added to this list on July 21, 2016).

Roger Sutton's Tribal Trials posted on July 18, 2016 (added to this list on July 21, 2016).

Elizabeth Bird's There Is a Tribe of Kids: The Current Debate posted on July 19, 2016 (added to this list on July 21, 2016).

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