13 Sep

How to Diversify Your Kidlit-Related Lists flowchart (for attendees of the Bill Martin Jr. Symposium)

Greetings to those of you attending my Saturday-morning keynote at Texas A&M University–Commerce’s Bill Martin Jr. Symposium. Near the end of that talk, I mention this How to Diversify Your Kidlit-Related Lists flowchart, so I’d like to also extend this greeting to anyone else interested in making use of this tool.

You can read here about the history and intent of this flowchart, including the help I received from Karen Blumenthal and Janie Bynum.

And you can download a PDF of it.

But if an image file of How to Diversify Your Kidlit-Related Lists will meet your needs, here you go:

I hope you enjoy it greatly and share it widely!

22 Jul

#ILA18: Books & other resources mentioned in my speech this morning

The Literacy and Social Responsibility Special Interest Group of the International Literacy Association invited me to speak this morning at the ILA annual conference, which happens to be taking place in my home city of Austin.

For the occasion I put together a new keynote, “Getting Better All the Time,” and throughout I mentioned a few books and other resources that I thought the audience (and others not in the room) might want to be able to revisit.

So, here they are.

How to Diversify Your Kidlit-Related Lists (download a PDF version)

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century, by Mark Engler and Paul Engler (published by Nation Books)
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo (published by Seal Press)

BookPeople’s Modern First Library (details here)

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, by Chris Barton and Ekua Holmes (coming this September from Beach Lane Books)