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#PLA 2020 Wrap-up 2: A Deep Dive Into Diverse Books

University of Central Florida staff members Kristine Shrauger, Amy Dovydaitis and Emma Gisclair have created a database in order to provide access to diverse books that are ‘hidden’ in the library stacks.  Hidden because the formal subject headings assigned to them do not reflect the details within the books that families are looking for: diversity in race, culture, sexuality, family relationships, health and disability.  Using an intake form to categorize books they are building their Diverse Families Bookshelf database.  They take a ‘picture walk’ through picture books as well as deeply reading and categorizing books for kids up to age 18.  The PowerPoint of the program is here.   They welcome your assistance on this important project that benefits all families.

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