In the following slides check out her best tips & my book pairings with them. Tap any photo to learn more.
"This means that the entire book will not revolve around the fact that a specific character is Disabled/LGBTQ+/Adopted/ Religious/or any other single identifier, even though that element of a character will still allow readers to see themselves and others when they read the story."
A book with incidental representation that I love is
Lesbian interracial representation is rare!
"In 2017, the Drawing the Future report found that by the age of seven, children’s career aspirations were already shaped by prescribed gender related stereotypes."
Hold That Thought! has pointed nonbinary representation & pushes back against gender norms
"Remember that early literacy happens on our readers’ terms -- we provide the opportunities to read with us, and they choose when and if they engage."
Try reading a new genre, or making an art project along with the story!
"Attention spans, moods, and interests fluctuate. If they’re not interested, don’t take it personally – it’s really not you."
When trying to catch attention, try a funny read aloud!
"Picture books are important tools for teaching children about their world and themselves."
Are we making a small choice like popsicle flavor, or a bigger one like tackling a bigger water slide? These types of books are helpful when teaching young readers how to think critically about the decisions they make, small and not so small.
Especially if you're looking for some new books to read...