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Whitewashing, Sexism, and More: Using Book Covers to Start a Conversation with Kids (ALSC webinar archive)—INDIVIDUAL USER

$25.00
ALA Member: 
$ 22.50
Item Number:
113161
Delivery Method: 
On-Demand
Publisher: 
ALSC
  • Description
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Registration
  • About the Instructor

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Upon purchase you will receive an Access Instructions PDF in the form of a digital download. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. This PDF contains a link to the webinar recording and a password you'll need to view it. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to access the webinar recording. If you have questions or problems accessing the purchased recording, send a message to alsc@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 2163.

Technical requirements:
To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended.

Over the past four years, Allie Jane Bruce has co-created a sixth-grade curriculum that uses book covers as an entry point to examine explicit and implicit biases in children’s and young adult literature. Students engage in conversations about whitewashing, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other social identifiers as they relate to books and beyond. In this webinar, she will summarize the curriculum and provide resources for those who wish to lead similar programs.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Discern inherent structural biases in the field of children’s and young adult literature
  • Learn how to start, and continue, a conversation with kids about race, gender, or any aspect of identity

Please note: Your purchase at the ALA Store is only Step 1 of a 2-Step Registration process!

 

Upon purchase you will receive an Access Instructions PDF in the form of a digital download. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. This PDF contains a link to the webinar recording and a password you'll need to view it. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to access the webinar recording. If you have questions or problems accessing the purchased recording, send a message to alsc@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 2163.

Technical requirements:
To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended.

Allie Jane Bruce

Allie Jane Bruce is Children's Librarian at the Bank Street College of Education, where she works with the Bank Street School for Children, the Bank Street Graduate School of Education, and the Bank Street Book Committee to support the literacy needs of the community and to create a culture in which every child will become a lifelong reader. She co-founded ReadingWhileWhite.com, a blog that seeks to examine whiteness and confront racism in the field of children's and young adult literature. She is also Education Liaison for We Need Diverse Books and was a member of the 2016 Newbery committee. She has presented at numerous national conferences, co-facilitated the Day of Diversity and Dialogue at ALA's 2015 Midwinter Meeting, and co-led the following online seminar. Her articles have been published in School Library Journal, Children and Libraries, and the guide to the Newbery and Caldecott Awards.