ALA Unit/Subunit: YALSA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
While all Americans need and deserve to be surrounded with opportunities that prepare them to be successful, it is Black girls whose opportunities are most threatened. As literacy leaders, we need to understand the inequities that currently exist in our society and create strategies to interrupt them. Librarians and authors will discuss what it means to be a young black girl in America, the unseen brilliance that is buried in deficit narratives and the role we each play in empowering these girls to develop and exceed their own high expectations. This panel is composed of black women who serve as advocates for black girls and who engage the principles of “black girls’ literacies” developed by Yolanda Sealy-Ruiz