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Thursday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Promoting Authentic Diverse Voices in Teen and Children's Books

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We as librarians know how important it is to showcase books that promote empathy and inclusion, but how do we know which books accurately depict the cultures they are representing? While there is no perfect way to know if a book is sensitive and accurate, there are good resources to help us sift through books for children and teens and pick the ones that will help young members of minority groups feel seen while also teaching young people outside of those minority groups to better understand and empathize with what their peers experience. 

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn how to use good resources to select young adult & children's books that accurately depict diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, etc. 


Melanie Dew

Salt Lake County Library System--Whitmore Library

Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Meridian C & G