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Sunday, March 29 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Welcoming Library: Pop-Up Conversations on Immigration

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How can schools create an environment of Welcoming and Belonging for New Arrival and New American students? School libraries are using touring Welcoming Libraries to "disrupt practice" and open conversations on immigration. Schools' temporary hosting of the Welcoming Library’s New Arrival/New American picture book collection and companion discussion materials changes how both students and teachers engage with this crucial community topic.

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Kirsten Cappy

Executive Director, I'm Your Neighbor Books
Kirsten Cappy is the Executive Director of I'm Your Neighbor Books (https://www.imyourneighborbooks.org), a US nonprofit organization that highlights the lives of new arrivals and new citizens through the Welcoming Library (https://www.welcominglibrary.org/) and other children’s literature engagement projects. The Welcoming Library becomes available in Canada in 2021.kcappy@imyourneighborbooks.org... Read More →

Sunday March 29, 2020 9:45am - 10:35am EDT