Upcoming Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the Classroom

Image showing Patty Cisneros Prevo's photo, the Tenacious book cover, and the words "Centering Disabilities in the Classroom: In conversation with Disabled Athlete, Advocate, and author of Tenacious, Patty Cisneros Prevo."

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET with Patty Cisneros Prevo, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, disability advocate, and author of Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes!

We will discuss the development of Tenacious, the difference between person-first and identity-first language, and how to select quality texts that reflect the lived experiences of the many kinds of young people in your classroom or library. Attendees will learn effective and realistic techniques on how to create a classroom community that’s inclusive of all learners.

Date: Wednesday,  August 16, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT
Duration: 1 Hour
How to Join: Register here.

Registration is free, but space is limited so register today! If you can’t join live, you can still register to receive a link to the recording after the webinar takes place.


Author photo of Patty Cisneros Prevo wearing a red turtleneck and glasses in front of a bookshelf

Patty Cisneros Prevo (she/her) is a first-generation Latina, writer, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, and proud mom and partner. She also works as the University of Wisconsin Health Program Manager of DEI. Her manuscript for Tenacious won the 2018 Lee & Low New Voices Award Honor and marks her debut as an author. Learn more at pattycisnerosprevo.com.


Cover of Tenacious showing athletes with various adaptive athletic equipment

“This is precisely the book I dreamed of growing up as a young girl with a disability. It shows what is possible to achieve and acknowledges the very real hard points, while fostering and supporting healthy, positive disability identity development.” —Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, Paralympic medalist and disability activist

★ “This upbeat offering promises profiles of 15 disabled athletes but delivers even more. The picture-book format allows for cheerful, energetic illustrations of Paralympians and professional disabled athletes in action, and supports rhyming lyrics that swirl around the participants, celebrating their efforts and skill. . . Readers will come away with an enhanced understanding of the scope of adaptive sports (BMX, surfing, CrossFit) and great respect for these dedicated, tenacious athletes.” —Booklist, starred review

If you need proof of attendance, please contact kpotter@leeandlow.com at the end of the session and we will provide you with a certificate.