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2015 AASL National Conference


Whose History is it Anyway?: Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Historical Fiction


Nov 7, 2015 8:40am ‐ Nov 7, 2015 9:40am


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Description

Whose history is portrayed in the current world of children’s and young adult historical fiction? Our population is increasingly diverse, yet relatively few titles in school libraries reflect the experiences of people of color and the poor. This session examines the current lack of diversity in historical fiction collections and provides resources for identifying quality multicultural materials, as well as tools and ideas for encouraging teachers to integrate diverse titles into their social studies instruction.

Speaker(s):

  • April M. Dawkins, Doctoral student and Graduate teaching assistant, University of South Carolina
  • Elizabeth Hartnett, Doctoral student and Graduate teaching assistant, University of South Carolina

Credits

  • 1.00 - Contact Hours

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