Building Diverse Libraries for Children: Fostering Literacy & Social Justice Through Picture Books
Join Jumpstart for Young Children and a panel of children’s literacy experts to discuss the importance of reading diverse picture books with children in our classrooms, homes, and communities. All children deserve to have their lived experiences affirmed on the pages of the books we share with them. Jumpstart has formalized selecting Read for the Record campaign books written by BIPOC authors and that feature children of color protagonists. Through this conversation, we’ll address why this is an essential choice for all who champion early literacy and a more equitable world. Receive guidance on selecting inclusive, diverse, and affirming picture books to build empathy and connection between all children.