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Friday, May 20 • 10:30am - 11:20am
40 Diverse Books in 50 Minutes: Book Joy for Children 0-14

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Books are our happy place--and they’re also mirrors to reflect our identities and windows to allow us to look outward into the lives of others. In this session, we’ll share the joy of reading as we talk about our favorite new diverse books for readers 0-14. Our fun, fast-paced session concludes with a prize drawing!

Learning objectives:
Participants will improve their reader's advisory skills by learning about new books featuring diverse protagonists.
Participants will learn about the value of sharing diverse books with children.
We will highlight new books participants can use in storytimes, book clubs, and reading engagement programming.

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Heather Novotny

Librarian, The McGillis School

Lisa Grant

Librarian, Children's Library, Salt Lake City Public Library
Lisa Grant is a Children's Librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library's Main Library. She enjoys visiting schools, working in the Tinker Lab, and watching children grow up in the library.

DaNae Leu

School Library Media Specialist, Sunburst Elementary, Davis County Schools
DaNae Leu is an Elementary Librarian at a K-6 school in Davis County. She has held this position for eighteen years at three different schools, two of which she opened. She adores every bit of her job, no matter what the forces of censorship throw her way. 

Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Twilight 3 & 4