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                             Moore County Reading Association of NC                


                                                                  A local council of the North Carolina Reading Association, Inc. &

                                                          an affiliate of the International Literacy Association

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm

Program:                                                        “Using Children’s & Young Adult Books to Create

                                                                               Welcoming and Inclusive Classrooms”

Speaker:                                                                                         Alan Bailey

                                                               Associate Professor & Head of the Teaching Resources Center

                                                                                                     Joyner Library

                                                                                              East Carolina University

Session Description:

Mr. Bailey, who began his teaching career in Moore County at Sandhills Farm Life Elementary

School will be returning to Moore County (virtually) to share his passion for children’s

literature, especially books portraying the lives of people from underrepresented populations,

which has been the focus of his work and research for decades. According to Mr. Bailey,

“Teaching with diverse picture books is one of the many ways educators can create an

environment where every child is represented, accepted, valued, and respected. Areas of

diversity highlighted in this webinar will include age, gender, culture, abilities, religion,

sexual orientation, and gender identity.” Examples of outstanding books will be presented,

and a list of titles will be available to participants.

5:00 am -- Business Meeting

5:30 am -- Adjournment

ALSO, please remember to let us know if you have new or gently used books for our

Mary Ellen Skidmore Grant Project to take to the Pediatric Unit at

First Health Moore Regional Hospital for kids and families to enjoy.

We will be glad to make arrangements for a book exchange.

Contact: [email protected]