Do you struggle with finding books for school-age that are through an equitable lens?
Reading takes us to faraway places and allows us to experience life through a character’s eyes. Sometimes we are on a daring adventure to give a golden ring back to its rightful owner. Other times we take down giants who like to eat children. Literature has a knack for putting us in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that we would never ride in real life.
You may or may not have a diverse group of children in your classroom but that does not mean that cultural awareness is any less important. In fact, having less of a diverse group makes it even more important to be conscious of cultural awareness. The reason is that a culturally diverse setting creates awareness and respect naturally. A setting without as much diversity is lacking in that area and should be supplemented.
Let’s consider some ways to use equity-based books in your classroom:
Compare and Contrast
Be a Role Model
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