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Course Description

English teachers, literacy coaches, and librarians: this is the course for you! Ever wonder if you are supplying materials that meet the needs of ALL students and showcasing global awareness? This course is designed to get educators thinking about the books we choose for our schools and what those selections say to our students. During this course, you will learn ways to analyze your reading selections, find resources to guide diverse collections, and learn about various book awards that highlight different ethnicities, cultures, genders, and colors. This course will also highlight the importance of graphic novels in the classroom as a way to reach dormant readers. While there are discrepancies in the publishing industry, it is our job as educators to demand diverse books for our PreK-12 students, and this course is the first step in learning more.  10 contact hours.
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