|aTeaching tough topics :|bhow do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity, and diversity? /|cLarry Swartz.
|aHow do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity, and diversity?
|aMarkham, Ontario :|bPembroke,|cc2020.
|a166 p. ;|c28 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|a""Teaching Tough Topics" shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children's literature. It is organized around topics that can be challenging or sensitive, yet are significant in order to build understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Racism, Homophobia, Bullying, Religious Intolerance, Poverty, and Physical and Mental Challenges are just some of the themes explored. The book is rooted in the belief that by using picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction selections, teachers can enrich learning with compassion and empathy as their students make connections to the texts, to others, and to the world."--|cProvided by publisher.
|aSocial justice|xStudy and teaching.
|aEquality|xStudy and teaching.
|aCultural pluralism|xStudy and teaching.
|aChildren's literature|xMoral and ethical aspects.
Larry Swartz is a literacy and drama instructor at OISE-University of Toronto. Larry has worked in classrooms, as a consultant, and workshop presenter. He has been involved with teachers throughout North America, with groups of teachers in China and New Zealand, and with Queen Noor’s Literacy Initiative in Jordan. Larry is committed to helping teachers use quality children’s literature across the curriculum to inspire students to read, read, read. Larry lives in Toronto.