New Course Added: TTA 101

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the publishing industry impacts the unbalanced representation of protagonists.
  • Learn conversational strategies to engage in meaningful conversations with young people about social justice, oppression, and what is needed for systemic change.
  • Set a personal goal about what would be most beneficial to your life in terms of ABAR strategies.
  • Understand how the systems of power that operate were specifically designed to promote racism and inequality, and how to disrupt them.

Course Dates & Times:

Thursdays from 8:00-9:15 pm EST

2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

Saturdays from 3:00-4:15 pm EST

2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13

Facilitator: Corrie Locke-Hardy
Facilitator: Corrie Locke-Hardy

Corrie Locke-Hardy (she/they) is a former classroom teacher who is dedicated to examining and working against the Eurocentric heteropatriarchy of school systems and many of the most visible books for children. She lives on unceded Massachusett/Nipmuc land. 
An alum of the University of Massachusetts Boston and Simmons University, Corrie’s work is informed by her master’s in Gender and Cultural Studies. Corrie is the content creator and curriculum writer for a website she and her spouse Lee started in 2018 called The Tiny Activist, which reviews children’s books and has an emphasis on social justice education and BIPOC narratives. Corrie also co-hosts a podcast called Picture Bookstagang which takes a deep dive into the world of literacy, books, and publishing.

Thursday Sessions

Saturday Sessions

Total Course Price: $60-$80 on a sliding scale

What is sliding scale?

You’ll notice some of our offerings are available at different price points.

We put together this ‘sliding scale’ in an effort to undo some of the economic barriers that are built and reinforced by the systemic inequalities in our society which may prevent some individuals from accessing the same opportunities as individuals with more privileges and fewer systemic barriers in their way. 

How does a sliding scale work? 

We ask folks to consider their own individual situations and pay based on which of the price points makes the most sense for them. If you’re not sure which of the price points makes sense for you, we recommend checking out this helpful infographic created by Alexis J. Cunningfolk.

To learn more about the theory and practice of sliding scale systems, check out their incredibly informative blog post here.  


If you need any course accommodations for a disability or increased accessibility please contact Alex or Corrie and we will do our absolute best to facilitate the request. 


We actively seek out feedback for improvement.  Feel free to email Corrie Locke-Hardy at: or Alex at for questions, comments, compliments, or indignations. 

Still have questions? Let’s get in touch.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Amber says:

    Super excited for this! I appreciate the sliding scale.

    1. lockehardy says:

      I’m glad you’re excited, we are too! Having a sliding scale was really important for us, in order to increase accessibility. Can’t wait for 2/4!

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