[Library Media] Free Webinar And Resources: Using Diverse Books to Support Social and Emotional Learning

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Wed Jan 10 09:13:46 MST 2018

*PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!* Read the articles in this newsletter. They have
excellent advice and resources for using diverse books in public libraries
and classrooms to support social and emotional learning. Also, sign up for
a GIVEAWAY package of books!

*Thanks to Abe Barretto from Lee & Low Books <https://www.leeandlow.com/>
for sharing this newsletter.*


*Juan Tomás Lee*, State Data Coordinator & Library Consultant

he / him / his

Utah *State Library* Division <http://library.utah.gov>

Department of Heritage & Arts

250 N 1950 W Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-715-6769  |  800-662-9150  |  jtlee at utah.gov


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January 8, 2018

*Free Webinar: Using Diverse Books to Support Social Emotional Learning*
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Social and emotional learning is the process in which people of all ages
recognize and manage emotions, make appropriate decisions, behave ethically
and responsibly, develop and maintain positive relationships, and avoid
negative behaviors. Books—especially diverse books—can be a great way to
support this important learning in students.

LEE & LOW is excited to announce that we will be hosting a free webinar
about our *Social and Emotional Learning Reading List*
*Katie Potter, LEE & LOW’s Literacy Specialist, will be explaining the
process behind her research in creating this list and providing more
information about how to use LEE & LOW’s titles to approach SEL in the

*Date: *Wednesday, January 17, 2018
*Time*: 4:00 PM EST/1:00 PM PST
*How to Join*: Participation is free, but spots are limited, so register
today! Even if you can’t attend live, feel free to register and we will
send a link to the recorded webinar so you can watch it later.

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*Teaching Social and Emotional Learning With Picture Books*
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On our blog, Librarian and Diversity Coordinator Laura Reiko Simeon
discusses how to use picture books to support SEL with older readers.

"One day a new sixth grader walked into my school library, wandered over
and gazed longingly at the picture book shelves, and then told me sadly
that at her old school her teacher told her she wasn’t allowed to read them
because they were below her reading level. I bit back my initial uncensored
opinion of said teacher and mildly replied that the wonderful thing about
picture books was that you could enjoy them at *any* age–and that no one
here would stop her from borrowing whatever she liked!

“*Picture books are ideal because they are infinitely flexible*: a
5-year-old and a 12-year-old can enjoy the same picture book while
understanding it in dramatically different (but equally valid) ways. The
interplay and interdependence between the text and illustrations promote
thoughtful analysis and the brevity of the text leaves room for the reader
to contribute his or her own interpretations.”

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*Giveaway: Win a package of books that support social and emotional
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Support social and emotional learning in your school, library, or home with
a package of 5 diverse books published by LEE & LOW BOOKS! These books are
part of our Social and Emotional Learning Diverse Reading List, curated by
Literacy Specialist Katie Potter.

Sign up below to be entered in our giveaway, and check out the full Social
Emotional Learning collection *here

*Giveaway open through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. US addresses only. No
purchase necessary.*

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*Looking Ahead: Black History Month*

In preparation for Black History Month in February, begin thinking about
how you want to engage with students. The origins of Black History Month
began with historian Carter G. Woodson launching Negro History Week in
1926. Woodson felt that teaching African American history was essential for
the survival of the African American race. Click here
to learn more about how to approach Black History Month in your classroom.

Today, heritage months can be a double-edged sword
Relegating culturally diverse books to specific months of the year can mean
these books are overlooked the rest of the year. Make sure to emphasize
with students that black history *is *American history and should not be
only addressed in February.

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*Spotlight: Black History Month Collections
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Black History Collection, Grades K-2

Start your black history collection with this group of picture books
perfect for a wide range of young readers.
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*Black History Collection, Grades 3-6*

This collection offers a mixture of titles exploring many different fields
including politics, music, sculpture, and civil rights.
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*Black History Collection, Grades 7-12*

For middle to high school readers, this collection includes a range of
biographies of African Americans who excelled in sports, music, and

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*Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh Teacher’s Guide Now Available*
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The complimentary Teacher’s Guide for *Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh
now available for educators to use and adapt with students! You can find the
Teacher’s Guide *here
*and purchase
the book *here*

Nine-year-old Maria Singh longs to play softball in the first-ever girls’
team forming in Yuba City, California. It’s the spring of 1945, and World
War II is dragging on. Miss Newman, Maria’s teacher, is inspired by Babe
Ruth and the All-American Girls’ League to start a girls’ softball team at
their school.

Meanwhile, Maria’s parents—Papi from India and Mamá from Mexico—can no
longer protect their children from prejudice and from the discriminatory
laws of the land. When the family is on the brink of losing their farm,
Maria must decide if she has what it takes to step up and find her voice in
an unfair world.

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*Customize Your Classroom Library*

Looking for the right collection for your students and curriculum? Let us
help! Our team can help you build the culturally responsive collection you
are looking for based on your students’ needs and diverse experiences,

   - Bilingual and Dual Language Programs
   - Reading Levels
   - Themes and Curriculum Units
   - High Interest-Low Readability
   - Middle and High School

Fill out our *online form
or contact Vice President of Educational Sales, *Abe Barretto*, at
*abarretto at leeandlow.com*
<abarretto at leeandlow.com?subject=Classroom%20Collection%20Customization>
or (212)
779-4400 ext. 23 <(212)%20779-4400> to get started.
<vlabarca at leeandlow.com?subject=Custom%20Order>

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*What We're Reading: Five Favorite Resources for Educators*

   - In this blog post, educator Lindsay Barrett offers a culturally
   responsive approach to goal setting with students
   to start off the new year.

   - Missed the 75th annual Golden Globes on Sunday? Listen to Oprah
   Winfrey's powerful speech as she accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award here

   - Here's a list of books that align with seven core values and themes
   to help you celebrate Black History Month.

   - In an article from* The New York Times*, educators share how they
   kindness into their curriculum

- Here's a number of different Black History Month collections
   to add to your library.

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