graphic image promoting the Kids, Books and Anti-Racism Series 2023

The Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA is hosting its 3rd Annual Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series, starting February 8, 2023. Join this professional development to deepen your understanding of how to cultivate anti-bias and anti-racist practices in classrooms and schools. Learn how to facilitate rich, inclusive discussions with your students to honor their lived experiences and ensure each child grows up literate in our educational system. 

All three sessions will be held in-person at Lesley University or virtually in real time. All sessions will be recorded for all registrants to access for 30 days after the recording is available.

These nationally known speakers will challenge your thinking, inspire you and your students to take action, and equip you with the literature, language, and tools so you can make a difference in your school, community, and the world.


February 8, 2023 with Allison Briceño, Creating Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Books for Anti-Racist Teaching

March 10, 2023 with Lorena Escoto Germán, Teaching for Skills & Justice Through Culturally Sustaining Instructional Practices

May 4, 2023 with Afrika Afeni Mills, Using Picture Books to Center Humanity and Connect Across Differences