Receptive to Race: Normalizing the Discussion of Race with Children in Libraries
- With Becki Loughlin
- Originally aired 08/27/2020
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Research shows that children notice race at a very young age, and often draw erroneous conclusions if no one speaks to them about it. With a focus on story time, programming, collection development and user services, we will discuss and model ways librarians can talk about race and racism in age appropriate ways with children.
- Apply practical tools for discussing race with young children and their caregivers.
- Explore children’s services (e.g., collection development, reference, programming) through a racial equity lens.
- Understand how to incorporate the discussion of race as a standard early literacy practice.
- Session Slides (PDF)
- Session transcript (PDF)
- Racially Diverse Books for Preschoolers (PDF)
- Resource List (PDF)
- Additional resources shared in chat
About Becki Loughlin
Becki is a Library Manager at the High Plains Library District