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ERIC Number: EJ1125277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
#MdlPwriters: Fourteen Powerful Voices
Stivers, Julie
Knowledge Quest, v45 n3 p28-37 Jan-Feb 2017
This article asks: What messages are school librarians sending to students of color if the only authors invited to visit schools are white? The author argues that bringing authors of color--image makers--to schools to speak to, and work with, students of color is a vital piece of culturally relevant library practice. School librarians must spearhead efforts to ensure that visiting authors reflect the culture and lived experience of the students. In this article, author Julie Stivers, describes how her school prepared for a visit they hosted from Matt da la Pena for a week-long "Writer in Residence" workshop in the spring of 2016 with whole school instruction and dedicated activities for the students participating in his writers' workshop. Stivers also shares how the school leveraged this opportunity to benefit students beyond the author's visit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Raleigh)
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