CELEBRATING INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK WITH LITERATURE DECEMBER 7-11
Inclusive Schools Week celebrates the progress of schools to provide supportive education to a diverse student population. Inclusion in schools protects those students with disabilities, gender differences, socio-economic challenges, and cultural diversity. Inclusive Schools Week also provides the opportunity for educators, students, and families to address what needs to be done to improve the school’s ability to effectively educate all children equally.
This year, the Inclusive Schools Week theme is “The Time for Inclusion is Now!”
In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, elementary school librarians across our Go Public community sent in recommendations on their favorite books about inclusivity, diversity, and empathy.
Traditional public school librarians hold master’s degrees in Library Sciences, and they encourage reading, innovation, and critical thinking. They play a critical role in educating all children.
Each librarian that shared their recommendations will receive a copy of the book Livi and Grace by Jennifer Lynch, and Librarian Nikki Polk from Judson ISD won the drawing to receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card to use for her school library!
We are excited to share these amazing school librarians’ recommended books on inclusivity!
I Am Enough
By Grade Byers
This story features illustrations of kids of all ethnicities and abilities interacting positively: playing, comforting, encouraging, etc. The text and illustrations combine to promote inclusion and diversity of all children. It promotes empathy and compassion by reminding us that we all have strengths and weaknesses and we should support each other’s efforts.
Southside Elementary School, Angleton ISD