it is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

I’m looking forward to co-presenting with Thaddeus Andracki, GSLIS student and Outreach and Communications Coordinator at the Center for Children’s Books, at the upcoming AASL national conference – in one (short) week!

Here’s the abstract:

This session includes three sections. Firstly, we review options for selecting materials with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (GLBTQ) content to support curricular and personal goals. Secondly, we look at challenges to providing access to resources. Finally, we consider possibilities to develop collections and programming with GLBTQ content aligned with community needs. We will offer ideas and incorporate examples to encourage participants to share knowledge and engage in open discussion throughout the session.


Our presentation is available online (also as PDF) — including an excellent handout on non-fiction books prepared by Christine A. Jenkins and Michael Cart. There’s also an article about it in SLJ.

Here we were discussing some frightening non-recommendations:



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