Children’s Literature through an Equity Lens and Framework

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Event Details

January 1 - February 11, 2024 | Six-week course

In this six week long course, students will have the opportunity to consider what an equity lens and framework means in relation to children’s literature. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to explore some of the following themes and concepts: the power of stories, intersectionality, issues of representation, current issues in the children’s literature industry, how our identities, positionalities and context impact our work and how books can become springboards for inquiries and activities. Through this exploration, students will also learn how to select and curate a book collection through an equity lens. The interactive course readings, discussion boards posts, videos, quote analysis, book talks, and assignments will help students build a virtual learning community. As well as, reaffirm their belief in the power and role children’s literature can play in creating a more equitable and inclusive community and world.

Rabia Khokhar is an elementary Teacher in Toronto, Ontario. She is also a an education and equity consultant at Rabia Teaches and a PhD student at the Univeristy of Toronto where she is studying equity and anti-racist education. Rabia believes that books are a tangible tool that can help us bring equity from theory to practice and ensure all children feel reflected, represented, and seen through an asset-based lens. She enjoys sharing her teaching and learning on her social media platforms like twitter @Rabia_Khokhar1, instagram @Rabia_Reads, and her website Rabia is the recipient of the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario’s 2021 Anti-Racist and Equity Activism Award, the 2022 Professional Learning and Curriculum development Award, and the 2022 Canadian School Libraries Angela Thacker Memorial Award for Teacher-Librarian excellence.

CALL Training Partner for this Event: Library Juice Academy

**NOTE**: Access information for this learning event will be sent to all registrants by Library Juice Academy before the start of the event.



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Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date. 

Single Enrollment Disclaimer

I understand that I can register for only one course at a time (no concurrent courses). If I do not attend this course, I understand that I may forfeit the opportunity to enroll in additional CALL courses during this fiscal year.