Changing Times, Changing Titles: Books for Today’s School Communities

Session D4 1:20-2:05

Session Description:

Québec Reading Connection is pleased to present our online, curated collection of children’s and young adult literature selections for pedagogical use, to share information about some favourite books, and to provide guidance for using our website. Do you keep resources about “sensitive” topics in your library? Why or why not? Offering students access to sensitive topics is an important role for the school library to play.  QRC has suggestions for Sexuality Education, Residential schools and Truth and Reconciliation, Newcomer experiences, and other potentially sensitive topics. Bring one of your own recommendations to share as well!

Speakers Bios:

Shannon Babcock is the coordinator of Quebec Reading Connection, and has been working with school libraries for 15 years, and with children’s and young adult books for 23 years.




Suzanne Nesbitt presently works for the Quebec Reading Connection and the Inclusive Schools Network. She has worked for and in school libraries for over 30 years as a librarian and educational consultant as well as having been a member of QSLiN.