Using Children’s Literature to Foster Empathy and Challenge Anti-Immigrant Bias

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For Educators

July 22, 2021

Moderator: Marsha Frith, Education Director, ADL Florida Office 

Panelists: Jill Eisenberg, Director of Curriculum and Literacy Strategy, Lee & Low Books, Areli Morales, author of Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient, Jinnie Spiegler, Director of Curriculum and Training, ADL

Children and young adult literature is a compelling entry point for helping young people learn more about people who are immigrants, the immigration experience and how to challenge anti-immigrant bias. There is an abundance of children's literature that explores these themes in poignant and important ways. Join us to learn more about how to use children's literature to help young people learn about people who are immigrants, build empathy, and feel empowered to address anti-immigrant bias in schools and society.