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Summer Reading 2024: BIPOC Girls on Adventure

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Lisely Laboy is the project manager at Diverse BookFinder. Lisely holds a master’s degree in Information and Library Sciences from Florida State University and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She has 10 years of public library experience, including time as a programming librarian for children and teens. Here […]

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The DBF Travels to the American Association of School Librarians Conference!!

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Brittany Kester (she/her) is an Education Librarian at the University of Florida. She is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida and holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She has 8 years of library experience and has taught university courses in children’s literature, […]

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Diverse Reads for Every Season: Summer Reading

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Lisely Laboy is the project manager at Diverse BookFinder. Lisely holds a master’s degree in Information and Library Sciences from Florida State University and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She has 10 years of public library experience, including time as a programming librarian for children and teens. Here […]

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One World Lessons: Race

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In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia and Wendy Garland discuss their experiences and offer diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, as well as includes recommended picture books from […]

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Multilingual Family Story Time: A Way to Build and Advocate for Diverse Collections

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Jackie Wood (she/her) has worked at the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello, ID since 2015. She started as a library assistant in the circulation department, but recently made the move to library specialist. She hopes to advance in her career after completing her Master’s in Library and Information Science in August 2023. As the daughter […]

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One World Lessons: Stereotypes

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In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia and Wendy Garland discuss their experiences and offer diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, as well as includes recommended picture books from […]

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One World Lessons: School Around the World

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In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia and Wendy Garland discuss their experiences and offer diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, as well as includes recommended picture books from […]

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One World Lessons: Activism – Part II

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In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia and Wendy Garland discuss their experiences and offer diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, as well as includes recommended picture books from […]

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One World Lessons: Activism – Part 1

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In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia and Wendy Garland discuss their experiences and offer diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, as well as includes recommended picture books from […]

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One World Lessons: Leadership

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In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia and Wendy Garland discuss their experiences and offer diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, as well as includes recommended picture books from […]

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