Thursday, May 28, 2015

Children’s picture books for Pride Month

Source of image: DRESara/Children's Chalice
At The Children’s Chalice, DRESara recommends/evaluates children’s picture books for Pride Month. Some of the titles made “Banned Books Week” lists for frequent challenges to their inclusion in libraries.

This is another essay that resonated for me in dual professional capacities: as a library professional who wants to match children with books that speak directly to and validate their experiences, and as Religious Explorations administrative coordinator for the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a church and denomination that “believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.”

I especially liked the library barcodes on each of the featured books.

Just as DRESara checked the books out from her library, many of her selections can be obtained through Jackson County Library Services. (Interested readers can “Suggest a Title” for those books not already in our system.)

1 comment:

  1. Another essay that resonated as both Religious Explorations administrative coordinator and as a library professional who wants to match children with books that validate their experiences.


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