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HBook Podcast 1.12 – Special Guest Educator

Podcast the sixth in which Siân and early education teacher Meg Lederhos (who also happens to be Siân’s coworker at The Bar) talk about content, curriculum, and diversity (or lack thereof) in books for the classroom.

Books we talk about
Robert McCloskey, Make Way for Ducklings
Aaron Becker, Journey
Shana Corey, The Secret Subway
Hervé Tullet, Press Here
Anne Rockwell and Melissa Iwai, Let’s Go to the Hardware Store
Andrea Beaty, Iggy Peck, Architect

Things we talk about
The Horn Book Guide online!
United South End Settlements (where Meg was teaching before beginning her MA)

People we talk about
David Hyde Costello

Additional things to check out
Diversity in Publishing Survey
Lee & Low Books (Twitter here)
We Need Diverse Books (Twitter here)

And our Pinterest!

Siân Gaetano About Siân Gaetano

Siân Gaetano is assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc. Follow her on Twitter @KidLitChick.

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  1. I’m a school librarian and this is the kind of the thing I do – mapping the library collection to the curriculum and looking for books/resources that are needed to support curriculum and teachers. Is there no librarian in this scenario? I don’t live in the US, but it worries me that school districts are replacing teacher librarians with para-professionals, and this is the result.

  2. Siân Gaetano Siân Gaetano says:

    Hi Heather, thank you for your comment! To be entirely honest, I don’t know what the teacher/library set up is like at this particular school. But your point of view is really interesting and something I, as a non-librarian, haven’t considered before. Are you finding that duties commonly left to librarians are being given to others?

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