Summary Book Review Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content by Jamie Campbell Naidoo:
Download or read book Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content written by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012-04-13 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As one of the only highly praised resources on this important topic, this thoughtfully compiled book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under the age of 12. • A foreword by K.T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center • An extensive bibliography of picture books, easy chapter books, nonfiction books and nonprint materials with LGBTQ content for children ages 12 and under • An index of key terms for each title provides easy access to titles representing a specific aspect of LGBTQ culture
Summary Book Review International LGBTQ+ Literature for Children and Young Adults by B. J. Epstein:
Download or read book International LGBTQ+ Literature for Children and Young Adults written by B. J. Epstein and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection explores LGBTQ+ literature for young readers around the world, and connects this literature to greater societal, political, linguistic, historical, and cultural concerns. It brings together contributions from across the academic and activist spectra, looking at picture books, middle-grade books and young adult novels to explore what is at stake when we write (or do not write) about LGBTQ+ topics for young readers. The topics include the representation of sexualities and gender identities; depictions of queer families; censorship; links between culture, language and sexuality/gender; translation of LGBTQ+ literature for young readers; and self-publishing. It is the first collection to expand the study of LGBTQ+ literature for young readers beyond the English-speaking world and to draw cross-cultural comparisons.
Summary Book Review Gender Issues and the Library by Carol Smallwood:
Download or read book Gender Issues and the Library written by Carol Smallwood and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-11-06 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Gender issues have expanded in recent years and become increasingly nuanced. Therefore, this collection of essays on gender studies resources, services and research from the librarianship perspective are especially welcome. While the focus remains feminist, masculinity and other gender identities are explored through meaningful processes. Chapters include both “traditional” aspects of gender studies, such as cataloging patriarchy and ‘herstory’ content analysis as well as innovative ways to voice under-represented gendered points of view through use of space, curation, and edit-a-thons. The reader will find in-depth field-proven strategies and useful resources for pro-actively and collaboratively addressing gender issues and promoting inclusivity.”—Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer, California State University Long Beach and ALISE Gender Issues SIG Chair “As a university professor who taught gender studies turned librarian, I fully appreciate the depth and scope of this volume and believe it can provide something useful for all.”—Su Epstein, Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut “In this remarkable collection of gender-focused chapters, the writers explore libraries as a vehicle to promote inclusion and acceptance.”—Deloris J. Foxworth, School of Information Science, University of Kentucky “Fulfills the wide expanse of gender-sensitive topics providing new insights and accessibility for the classroom.”—Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Founder and Editor of Adanna, a journal for women, about women “Gender studies in libraries is rarely examined to the extensive level of this anthology...it is evident that libraries are a strong catalyst for social justice and promoting inclusive spaces.”—Jorge E. Perez, Digital Learning & Information Technology Librarian, Medical Library, Florida International University, Miami, Florida “This book has something for everyone interested in gender studies: academic and public librarians, educators and activists, writers and readers--just pick your focus and listen to experts in each area speak from experience.”—Robert Means, English Language & Literature Librarian, Brigham Young University. With the legalization of same-sex marriage and the explosion of LGBTQ news coverage in recent years, gender studies is a subject of intense interest in popular media and a part of the curriculum at many colleges. Libraries realize the importance of supporting the field yet many have difficulty finding resources and programming ideas. This book provides case studies and a range of innovative solutions for better meeting patron needs. Twenty-seven chapters are arranged into sections covering Research and Library Instruction, History and Herstory, Programming, Collections and Beyond, and Resources.
Summary Book Review Library Youth Outreach by Kerol Harrod:
Download or read book Library Youth Outreach written by Kerol Harrod and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-23 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With tightened library budgets the norm, librarians run the risk of cutting back so much that they isolate themselves from their patrons and their communities. This doesn’t have to happen. The outreach methods detailed in this book range from simple actions to detailed processes. Each of the 26 chapters provides helpful information for both those new to library outreach and those with years of experience.
Summary Book Review Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth by Jennifer Downey:
Download or read book Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth written by Jennifer Downey and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating and informative read for librarians, library staff, and MLIS students, this book offers practical information and professional guidelines to examine current issues in censorship and libraries while also enabling readers to consider their own opinions about intellectual freedom and censorship. • Helps librarians and students better understand the intellectual freedom issues and controversies most common to public libraries and put them into the context of real-world situations • Challenges readers to examine their professional and personal feelings on controversial topics fairly and thoughtfully, with the intent of evolving the library profession • Offers a big-picture approach covering the many facets of censorship (including the seldom-discussed issue of self-censorship) and presents information on alternative review sources and publishers in order to develop well-balanced collections • Serves as a continuing education source on a rarely discussed but often-encountered topic
Summary Book Review The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys by Liz Knowles:
Download or read book The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys written by Liz Knowles and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-05-27 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons
Summary Book Review School Library Management, 8th Edition by Carl A. Harvey II:
Download or read book School Library Management, 8th Edition written by Carl A. Harvey II and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2022-04-30 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 8th edition of School Library Management offers a fully updated collection of articles designed to guide both new and practicing school librarians. It gathers information about the issues and trends in the field, programming ideas, and advice from school library leaders. Contemporary articles from the past five years of School Library Connection bring this edition up to the present. Carefully curated chapters address today's best practices to improve school library programs, integrating technology considerations throughout each of the sections. Authors cover timely topics such as equity, diversity, and inclusion; budgets; copyright; librarian professional development; evaluation; and advocacy. Each chapter begins with an introduction to put issues into context and ends with activities that will help librarians further explore. All readers will appreciate this volume as "one-stop shopping" for readings that address best practices in light of major new guiding documents and standards in the school library field.
Summary Book Review The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books by Jennifer Miller:
Download or read book The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books written by Jennifer Miller and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2022-06-15 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books, Jennifer Miller identifies an archive of over 150 English-language children’s picture books that explicitly represent LGBTQ+ identities, expressions, and issues. This archive is then analyzed to explore the evolution of LGBTQ+ characters and content from the 1970s to the present. Miller describes dominant tropes that emerge in the field to analyze historical shifts in representational practices, which she suggests parallel larger sociocultural shifts in the visibility of LGBTQ+ identities. Additionally, Miller considers material constraints and possibilities affecting the production, distribution, and consumption of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books from the 1970s to the present. This foundational work defines the field of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books thoroughly, yet accessibly. In addition to laying the groundwork for further research, The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books presents a reading lens, critical optimism, used to analyze the transformative potential of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books. Many texts remain attached to heteronormative family forms and raced and classed models of success. However, by considering what these books put into the world, as well as problematic aspects of the world reproduced within them, Miller argues that LGBTQ+ children’s picture books are an essential world-making project and seek to usher in a transformed world as well as a significant historical archive that reflects material and representational shifts in dominant and subcultural understandings of gender and sexuality.
Summary Book Review Social Justice and Library Work by Stephen Bales:
Download or read book Social Justice and Library Work written by Stephen Bales and published by Chandos Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-18 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has focused our attention on the concrete, material relationships that determine human potentiality and opportunity, and library workers are increasingly seeing the institution of the library, as well as library work, as embedded in a web of relations that extends beyond the library’s traditional sphere of influence. In light of this critical consciousness, more and more library and information science professionals are coming to see themselves as change agents and front-line advocates of social justice issues. This book will serve as a guide for those library workers and related information professionals that disregard traditional ideas of "library neutrality" and static, idealized conceptions of Western culture. The book will work as an entry point for those just forming a consciousness oriented towards social justice work and will be also be of value to more experienced "transformative library workers" as an up-to-date supplement to their praxis. Justifies the use of a variety of theoretical and practical resources for effecting positive change Explores the role of the librarian as change agents
Summary Book Review Queer and Trans Perspectives on Teaching LGBT-themed Texts in Schools by Mollie V. Blackburn:
Download or read book Queer and Trans Perspectives on Teaching LGBT-themed Texts in Schools written by Mollie V. Blackburn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-12-07 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on queering texts with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) themes in collaboration with students - young to young adult – and their teachers - both pre- and in- service. It strives to generate knowledge and deeper understandings of the pedagogical implications for working with LGBT-themed texts in classrooms across grade levels. The contributions in this book offer explicit implications for pedagogical practice, considering literature for children and young adults, and work in elementary school, high school, and university classrooms and schools. They give insights on exploring how queer and trans theories might inform the teaching and learning of English language arts with great respect to people who live their lives beyond hegemonic heternormativity and cisnormativity. They provide wisdom on how to provoke, foster, and navigate complicated conversations about sexuality, queer desire, gender creativity, gender independence, and trans inclusivity. In addition, they show how all of these are informed by an epistemological and ontological understanding of gender embodiment as a process of becoming. They offer insights into how queer and trans theories, as informed and driven by trans, non-binary and gender diverse scholars themselves, can move all of us beyond LGBTQ-inclusivity and inform reading, discussing, teaching, and learning in all of the classrooms and school contexts where we live and work. This volume was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.
Summary Book Review LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Children's Librarianship: Policies, Programs, and Practices by Lucy Santos Green:
Download or read book LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Children's Librarianship: Policies, Programs, and Practices written by Lucy Santos Green and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: School and public librarians are serving ever greater numbers of LGBTQIA+ children and families. Transgender children may begin to express a strong sense of gender identity as early as 2–3 years of age. Children are also identifying as gay much sooner than earlier generations—often between the ages of 7 and 12. Additionally, more children than ever before are living with LGBTQIA+ caregivers. In seeking to make our programs and services inclusive and equitable for these growing populations, librarians may court controversy and face community backlash from patrons who feel queer-inclusive content is inappropriate for young children. This book codifies a set of best practices for librarians as they rise to this challenge, defining queer-inclusive programs, identifying potential barriers to implementation, and offering strategies and resources to overcome them.
Author :Peggy Johnson Publisher :American Library Association Release Date :2014-03-21 ISBN 10 :9780838911914 Pages :554 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (191 users download)
Summary Book Review Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management by Peggy Johnson:
Download or read book Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management written by Peggy Johnson and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-03-21 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.
Summary Book Review LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens by Christina Dorr:
Download or read book LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens written by Christina Dorr and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2018-12-18 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a rich and varied body of literature for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/allied and intersexed young people, which can function as a mirror for LGBTQAI+ individuals and as a window for others. This resource for librarians who work with children and teens not only surveys the best in LGBTQAI+ lit but, just as importantly, offers guidance on how to share it in ways that encourage understanding and acceptance among parents, school administrators, and the wider community. Helping to fill a gap in serving this population, this guide discusses the path to marriage equality, how LGBTQAI+ terms have changed, and reasons to share LGBTQAI+ literature with all children;presents annotated entries for a cross-section of the best LGBTQAI+ lit and nonfiction for young children, middle year students, and teens, with discussion questions and tips;offers advice on sensitive issues such as starting conversations with young people, outreach to stakeholders, and dealing with objections and censorship head on; andideas for programming and marketing. This resource gives school librarians, children’s, and YA librarians the guidance and tools they need to confidently share these books with the patrons they support.
Summary Book Review Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools by Sharon Verner Chappell:
Download or read book Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools written by Sharon Verner Chappell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-06-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This exploration of effective practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and gender-diverse students in elementary, middle, and high school contexts focuses on curriculum, pedagogy, and school environment. Narratives and artwork from the field are framed by sociocultural and critical theory as well as research-based elaboration on the issues discussed. Applications of antidiscrimination law and policy, as well as learning skills like creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking help teachers tackle some of the most significant educational challenges of our time. The stories of real-world practices offer encouragement for building inclusive environments and enhancing social-emotional relationships among youth, families, and schools. Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools provides a helpful roadmap for educators hoping to create safe and empowering spaces for LGBTQ and gender-diverse students and families.
Summary Book Review Youth Fiction and Trans Representation by Tom Sandercock:
Download or read book Youth Fiction and Trans Representation written by Tom Sandercock and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-29 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Youth Fiction and Trans Representation is the first book that wholly addresses the growth of trans and gender variant representation in literature, television, and films for children and young adults in the twenty-first century. Ranging across an array of media—including picture books, novels, graphic novels, animated cartoons, and live-action television and feature films—Youth Fiction and Trans Representation examines how youth texts are addressing and contributing to ongoing shifts in understandings of gender in the new millennium. While perhaps once considered inappropriate for youth, and continuing to face backlash, trans and gender variant representation in texts for young people has become more common, which signals changes in understandings of childhood and adolescence, as well as gender expression and identity. Youth Fiction and Trans Representation provides a broad outline of developments in trans and gender variant depictions for young people in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and closely analyzes a series of millennial literary and screen texts to consider how they communicate a range of, often competing, ideas about gender, identity, expression, and embodiment to implied child and adolescent audiences.
Summary Book Review Best STEM Resources for NextGen Scientists: The Essential Selection and User's Guide by Jennifer L. Hopwood:
Download or read book Best STEM Resources for NextGen Scientists: The Essential Selection and User's Guide written by Jennifer L. Hopwood and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-06-30 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intended to support the national initiative to strengthen learning in areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, this book helps librarians who work with youth in school and public libraries to build better collections and more effectively use these collections through readers' advisory and programming. • Introduces more than 500 STEM resource suggestions for toddlers to young adults • Highlights more than 25 detailed library program or activity suggestions to be paired with STEM book titles • Provides resource suggestions for professional development • Contains bonus sections on STEM-related graphic novels, apps, and other media
Summary Book Review Transgender People and Education by Clare Bartholomaeus:
Download or read book Transgender People and Education written by Clare Bartholomaeus and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-12-09 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a comprehensive account of the educational experiences of students, parents, and educators—transgender and cisgender—in the context of current debates about the inclusion of transgender people in schools. Drawing on critiques of cisgenderism and emphasising the importance of a whole-of-school approach, Transgender People and Education explores complex topics including sexuality education for transgender young people, teaching about gender diversity, the journeys of cisgender parents of transgender children, the experiences of transgender parents and educators in schools, and the role of cisgender administrators, educators, and school counsellors and psychologists in creating inclusive school cultures. Reporting on empirical analyses conducted by the authors, the book makes a unique contribution to thinking about gender diversity in schools and advocates for the broadening of educational approaches beyond narrow gender binaries.