Upcoming Share My Lesson Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the K–8 Classroom with Nonfiction Texts

Image showing the Tenacious book cover, the Lee & Low logo, and the words "Centering Disabilities in the K-8 Classroom with Nonfiction Texts"

Register for a free webinar hosted by Share My Lesson on Wednesday, July 24th, 2024 at 12:00 PM ET with Patty Cisneros Prevo, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, disability advocate, and author of Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes!

Join Lee & Low Books and Paralympic gold medalist Patty Cisneros Prevo for Centering Disabilities in the Classroom. Senior Literacy Manager Katie Potter will moderate the conversation with Patty as she discusses the development of her nonfiction picture book Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes, the difference between person-first and identity-first language, and how to select quality texts that reflect the lived experiences of young people. Participants will come away with realistic techniques on how to create a classroom community that’s inclusive of all learners, as well as ready-to-implement activities to pair alongside Tenacious.

Date: Wednesday,  July 24, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT
Duration: 1 Hour
How to Join: Register here.

This free, for-credit webinar is just one of many running as part of Share My Lesson’s Summer of Learning series. Register now to watch them live or later on demand. 


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