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April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy
Wilmington, DE 19806
Delaware Art Museum

Dr. Tonya Leslie will host a workshop at the Delaware Art Museum, which will discuss and explore diversity in children’s literature. She will discuss the importance of moving beyond the single stories presented in many diverse children’s texts, which propagate stereotypes, and the value of complex representations and diverse cultural perspectives. She will have this conversation with the gatekeepers to children’s literature: parents, librarians, and teachers. The goal is to have a culturally-responsive, socially-conscious dialogue—that will be in conversation with a children’s literature exhibition at the Museum—to encourage participants to seek out and share diverse texts with their communities.

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