JOIN US FOR CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK ON APRIL 30TH | AUC GREY AREA | 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Explore and Celebrate Diversity!
In 2017, PLU became a local host site for Children’s Book Week, the country’s longest running national literacy initiative. We have been accepted to be a host site for the 100th anniversary. This will be our 3rd annual event.
At PLU we have focused Children’s Book Week on diversity responsive youth literature as less than 10% of books published annually are by and about people of color and few high-quality books are published that accurately reflect characters with disabilities, various religious beliefs and/or who are.
To highlight the need for increased diversity and engage the PLU community with high-quality diversity responsive books, the current event includes:
- Research review presentations by FYEP 190 students on diversity and youth literature
- Presentations by education majors that feature authors and illustrators representing diverse perspectives (e.g. authors of color and international authors)
- Read alouds of diversity responsive books to Trinity Lutheran preschoolers and PLU community members by education majors
- Book browsing for the PLU community of diversity responsive literature