This year’s National Council for the Social Studies virtual conference is happening this weekend! Check out the panels and programs that our authors and staff will be participating in:
Picture Books Can Help Teach Tough Historical and Current Events | Saturday, Dec. 5th | 11:00am ET
Explore how to use vivid and engaging picture books about historical and current event issues to teach tough social studies topics, foster empathy, ignite curiosity, and inspire action.
Jill Eisenberg, Senior Director of Curriculum & Literacy Strategy at Lee & Low Books
Jinnie Spiegler, Director of Curriculum and Training at ADL
Equity and Activism in Children’s Literature: A Conversation with Authors | Sunday, Dec. 6th | 11:15am ET
Join Lee & Low Books authors Katheryn Russell-Brown, Guadalupe García McCall, Kyle Lukoff, Supriya Kelkar and moderator, Senior Literacy Specialist, Katie Potter, as they converse about equity and inclusion in books for young readers. Each author will discuss their process for writing about topics that address social justice and how books can convey critical issues to young readers about society.
Katheryn Russell-Brown (She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm)
Guadalupe García McCall (All The Stars Denied)
Kyle Lukoff (When Aidan Became a Brother)
Supriya Kelkar (Ahimsa)
Katie Potter (moderator), Senior Literacy Specialist at Lee & Low Books
Check out the full NCSS virtual conference program here.