Windows, Mirrors & Doors: The Importance of Disability Representation in Children’s Books – Oct 12

Posted by ParentChild+ on October 12, 2021

As we enter the school year, many parents have been asking a critical question: how can we have conversations with our children about diversity and inclusion, early and often?

For over 50 years, ParentChild+ has been working to support inclusivity, diversity, and equity by partnering with parents to build school readiness in the homes of young children and their families. By committing to provide all families with reading materials that are diverse, inclusive, and culturally relevant, we are prioritizing helping children to be rooted in their own identities and to develop a strong sense of self and understanding of others.

As part of ParentChild+’s virtual series Windows, Mirrors & Doors, we invite you to join children’s book authors and illustrators, parents, and advocates working on disability issues for a compelling discussion on disability representation in children’s literature. The discussion will shine a light on the impact representation has on the well-being and social-emotional development of children with disabilities, children with family members and friends with disabilities, and all children. It will highlight the importance for children and families of experiencing books featuring characters with disabilities, equipping parents and caregivers with the tools to engage children in reading and discussing this literature and to advocate for improvements in disability representation. At ParentChild+, we believe representation and book selection can be a powerful step toward building a stronger, more equitable world.

When: October 12th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT

Where: ParentChild+ YouTube Channel

Learn more and register.

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