Exploring Race & Representation in Picture Books

01/26/2023 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Exploring Race & Representation in Picture Books

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm Presented by: David Feinstein, Educator, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art This professional development workshop is sponsored by the New York State Library and Ready to Read at New York Libraries. Participants will examine how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect the identities of all readers.

Also covered will be criteria for selecting books, an exploration of representation in recent picture books, and a discussion of how to use books to engage children in conversations about race. Participants will also discover tools for conducting diversity audits and other resources for building a more equitable, inclusive book collection. Visit the link below to register today!


The webinar will be recorded and available to view for approximately one month past the date of the webinar. Questions? Please contact Sharon Phillips, Project Director for Ready to Read at New York Libraries, at nyslyouth@nysed.gov

This webinar is supported in large part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds that were awarded to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).