#StepUpScholastic Twitter Chat

TwitterChatOn February 29, Leslie Mac of Ferguson Response Network hosted a twitter chat on the #StepUpScholastic campaign.

There was a rich and lively exchange among educators, parents, authors, and other activists as they weighed in on a series of questions about the campaign. Questions ranged from “why target Scholastic” to “what person(s) or moment(s) from your history or culture do you want to see in a Scholastic flyer?”

Below are some highlights from the one hour chat. You can read the entire chat on storify.


Q1: Why do you think quality representation of People of Color in Children’s Literature is important?

Q2: When and how did you become aware of the lack of representation of People of Color in children’s literature?

Q3: How would you define quality representation for People of Color in children’s literature?

Q4: Why is this issue about more than just the QUANTITY of books centered on People of Color? #StepUpScholastic

Q5: Why do you think Scholastic is a good target for those looking to address this issue?

Q6: What person(s) or moment(s) in your history or culture do you want to see in a Scholastic flyer?

Q7: What do you think Scholastic does too much of, in the flyers you see?

Q8: Tell us the name of a book that is out of print that you’d like to see in the Scholastic flyers.

Q9: Tell us about a bad or disappointing experience you/your child has had with a Scholastic book or flyer.

Q10: Why is this issue important to discuss representation in children’s literature with students and kids openly?


Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 |

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