Including diverse books in your classroom library isn’t enough; it’s what you do with them that matters most.
This ILA Resource Collection examines how to implement culturally relevant and responsive literature in your curriculum in meaningful ways that empower student learning. Offering evidence-based, practitioner-friendly content, this collection is your starting point to move your books off your shelves and into your practice.
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How being more thoughtful about the books we use in the curriculum allows us to better represent students’ experiences.
Speaker(s): Grace Enriquez
having diverse books is not enough because it begs the question, “Diverse for
Speaker(s): Chad Everett
look at shifting the narrative for students by going beyond the bookshelf and
disrupting the entire curriculum. *This video is excerpted from a full session.
Speaker(s): Tricia Ebarvia
The difference between centering and othering in children’s literature book talks and the need to emphasize universal human experiences.
Speaker(s): Linda Sue Park
How to move from the teacher-centered read-aloud to a community-centered, interactive reading experience. *This video is excerpted from a full session.
Speaker(s): Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera
On the need to introduce children to an important counternarrative about themselves and their history by more effectively using African American literature in the classroom.
Author(s): Terry Meier
A look at how pairing a contemporary graphic novel with Hamlet in a secondary classroom spoke back to the ways in which power and privilege operate in texts.
Author(s): Ashley K. Dallacqua, Annmarie Sheahan
An examination of shifting perceptions of Muslims and Islamic culture through the use of young adult literature in a secondary classroom.
Author(s): Ricki Ginsberg, Wendy J. Glenn
On engaging immigrant children in literature discussions in the elementary classroom.
Author(s): Carmen Medina
On why it’s not just about having a diverse classroom library collection; it’s what you do with it that matters most.
Author(s): Tiffany M. Nyachae