[Library Media] Fwd: Using Children's Books to Address Anxiety in Schools

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Fri Nov 2 10:44:08 MDT 2018

JUST FYI -- Good resources for students, teachers, and families. ~Juan

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From: Katie Potter, Lee & Low Books <kpotter at leeandlow.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 4:55 AM
Subject: Using Children's Books to Address Anxiety in Schools

This month: Culturally Responsive Approach to Thanksgiving, Children's
Books to Address Anxiety, Teaching Tough Topics & Guided Reading Webinar
Recordings, Conferences and Events.

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*Using Children's Books to Address Anxiety in Schools*
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There are many different factors behind why anxiety and depression have
increased in children in recent years. Books are a great way to bring up
these topics to let children know that it’s okay to talk about these
things, especially through the lens of a beloved character or riveting

We’ve categorized some of our books that address anxiety in several
different categories including financial anxiety, home anxiety/home
insecurity, school anxiety, trauma-induced anxiety, and gender expectation

Read the article to see book recommendations and a list of questions to
facilitate discussion.
*A Culturally Responsive Approach to Discussing Thanksgiving in the
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Over at our blog, educator Lindsay Barrett shares ideas for navigating a
culturally responsive and inclusive discussion of Thanksgiving in the

“Culturally responsive teaching means going ‘beyond heroes and holidays’
but it also means approaching holidays in a nuanced and intentional way. .
. . One way to discuss Thanksgiving that will be meaningful to your
students—whether or not they’ll be tucking into a turkey dinner—is to share
books that expand upon some of the universal themes the holiday evokes.”
*Watch the Webinar: Teaching Tough Topics in Children's Literature*
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The recording of our highly attended *Teaching Tough Topics in Children's
Literature webinar
is here!

In this timely webinar, panelists Jinnie Spiegler, Director of Curriculum
at Anti Defamation League (ADL) and Katie Potter, Literacy Specialist at
Lee & Low Books discuss how to talk to young people about topics such as:
bullying, bias, what’s happening in the news, allyship, and action through
worthy books and corresponding activities and resources.
*Conferences and Events*

We’re gearing up for a busy conference season at Lee & Low Books! If you'll
be at any of the below conferences and events, stop by and say hello!

*nErDCamp Long Island

*Saturday, November 3*

*Boyd Intermediate School, Huntington, NY*

Literacy Specialist, Katie Potter and JoEllen McCarthy of the Educator
Collaborative will host a dynamic and engaging discussion about diverse
books and the importance of a multicultural library.

*NYCSLS Fall Conference

*Tuesday, November 6*

*Citi Field, Flushing, NY*

Authors in Attendance: Emma Otheguy (*Martí's Song for Freedom/Martí y sus
versos por la libertad
Raúl Colón (*Bookjoy, Wordjoy

*LibraryCon Live!

*Wednesday, November 7*

*Virtual Event*

Authors in Attendance: G. Neri (*Grand Theft Horse

*NCTE Annual Convention

*Thursday, November 15 - Sunday, November 18*

*George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX*

Authors in Attendance: Guadalupe García McCall (*All the Stars Denied
Andrea Loney (*Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee!
Axie Oh (*Rebel Seoul
*Watch the Webinar: Guided Reading in Kindergarten*
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Looking for new strategies to incorporate in reading groups with your early
readers? Watch the recording of our *Guided Reading in Kindergarten webinar

In this one-hour webinar, Katie Potter, Lee & Low’s Literacy Specialist,
discusses the document "*Reading Conferences with Your Beginning Readers
written by *Jennifer Serravallo*, former senior staff developer at the
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, national literacy consultant,
speaker, and the author of over a dozen books and resources on the teaching
of reading and writing.

Learn about techniques to use with your readers at levels A, B, and C, and
watch as we model some of our beloved Bebop Books!
*The People Shall Continue*
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This November, we want to highlight and acknowledge the importance of *The
People Shall Continue
written by Simon J. Ortiz and illustrated by Sharol Graves. This formerly
out-of-print classic picture book offers a Native perspective on the
history of the North American continent.

Written in the rhythms of traditional oral narrative, this powerful telling
of the history of the Native/Indigenous peoples of North America recounts
their story from Creation to the modern era. Use this groundbreaking book
with our free, downloadable Teacher’s Guides, available for educators to
use and adapt with their students. You can find the link to purchase the
book *here
and the Teacher’s Guide *here

*Classroom Observation Opportunity!*

Here at Lee & Low Books, we pride ourselves on working with educators and
knowing what’s happening in the classroom so we can provide the best
resources possible. Katie Potter, our Literacy Specialist, would love to
come and see teachers using some of our Lee & Low titles in the classroom.
If you’re interested and in the New York City area, email her at
*kpotter at leeandlow.com
<kpotter at leeandlow.com?subject=Classroom%20Observation%20Opportunity>*.
<kpotter at leeandlow.com?subject=Classroom%20Observation%20Opportunity>
*New from Lee & Low Books: Diverse Leveled Bookrooms*
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With the launch of our new *Diverse Reading Leveled Bookrooms
districts across the country will now be able to bring more equity,
inclusion, and diversity into their leveled bookrooms. We will work with
you to ensure your students have access to hundreds of award-winning,
culturally responsive, contemporary books at the levels they need.

Read more about our Diverse Leveled Bookrooms *here
For more details, please *email
<bookrooms at leeandlow.com?subject=Diverse%20Bookrooms>* or call us at
1-888-320-3190, ext. 26.
*Classroom Library Customization*

We’d love to speak more with you and your school team to help bring
culturally responsive books into your classroom and help you build a
customized book list 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=Custom%20Order>* or (212) 779-4400 ext. 23
to get started.
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*What We're Reading: Five Favorite Resources for Educators*

   - On our blog, we discuss the *whiteness of PBS's Great American Read*
   - From *Forbes*: *What This Native American School Network Can Teach Us
   - From Facing History and Ourselves: *How can we help students make
   sense of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting and a week of violence in the
   United States?*
   - From *Edutopia: **Introducing Students to Books They’ll Love*
   - From *School Library Journal*: *Can Diverse Books Save Us? In a
   divided world, librarians are on a mission*

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