FReadom to Read

Cortez Deacetis

Two blog posts in a row about our Library becoming a Risk-free House for our LGBTQIA+ kiddos. Why? For the reason that we are aggressively passionate about staying allies to our young ones. Also, the information is chock whole of alarming illustrations exactly where mother and father, university districts, and communities are NOT supporting the independence to study. The democratic independence to give ALL children the decision to locate publications without having censorship or boundaries.

It boils my blood! Why does it appear like we are likely backwards with FREADom to read through?

So, I wanted to give you (expensive reader!) an example of our Delight Thirty day period guide display screen, our record of Fiction textbooks, and how we boost it to our kiddos. Most of this publish is copied from our Daring College Library Weblog, Instagram posts, &

what I shared by our Canvas group announcement.

Just one of my most respected Library friends, Laura C. Davies (Love her!) who I fulfilled when I was keynoting the ASTE Tech Meeting in Anchorage Alaska experienced this to say on my Instagram post:

lauracdavies  Commented:

“Yes! I have my possess classroom library, entire of diverse textbooks,
and for the initially time in my profession I basically puzzled if somebody
would complain about my choice. I am heading to retain on bringing new
textbooks into my classroom mainly because pupils who will need textbooks that encourage
inclusion know in which they can obtain them.”

What do you imagine?

When you are in this article, grab a copy of our Top rated 25 LGBTQIA+ List of Fiction Guides   Or arrive to the Library Media Middle for a paper edition on display screen. We’re showcasing both of those fiction and nonfiction books!

From our Instagram Posts:

Hey #MHMSMd Mountain Lions arrive verify out our #MHMSPride 🏳️‍🌈 e-book display screen! You even now have yet another week or so to test out a e-book & these are wonderful! We have constantly been and hope will normally be a #SafeSpace for all our young children! #LGBTQIA+ #Ally We’re that includes equally fiction and nonfiction books! #NOCensorship in this article!

🏳️‍🌈One of my college students checked out a e book from this screen correct just after I finished environment it up and questioned – “Do my moms and dads know what books I test out from here?” To which I replied, “Nope. Not this yr. 

You have the appropriate to examine what ever you want with entire belief of confidentiality. We would in no way out you. But Politics can alter factors. “

Yes, regrettably, there are some college districts and states that want to notify parents of the books they examine out!” HORROR!

Why does it seem like we’re likely backwards and not forwards? i’d like to listen to what you think of the comments. It scares me!

This is the full pyramid exhibit! 🏳️‍🌈 #MHMSMd Mountain Lions arrive on in & verify out our #MHMSPride guide display screen!

We have usually been, and hope to often be, a #SafeSpace for all our youngsters! #LGBTQIA+ #Ally.

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