A panel about the diversity in ethnicity and language in young adult collections. An open discussion/conversation about the importance of teens being able to see themselves not only in the characters of the books, but also as the authors. We need to go beyond the stereotypes, i.e. middle eastern teens always surviving the war, latin american teens always fighting poverty, etc. Also, how language plays a role in the stories.
Meeting Type: Program
Interests: Adult Services, Collection Development, Diversity, Public Services, Special Needs Populations, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Head of Youth Services
Gloucester County Library System
Author and Chinese Brush Artist
San Diego, California
Woodbury, New Jersey