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Wednesday, February 6 • 12:45pm - 1:30pm
The Kids Are Listening: Books To Help Readers (of All Ages) Cope With Tough Topics In The News

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From terrorist attacks to sexual assault, the 24 hour news cycle exposes kids (and adults) to tough topics every day. In this session, we’ll talks about ways to use books as an antidote to the trauma filled information overload that has infiltrated our daily lives. And we’ll explore some of the latest titles to help readers feel safe, develop skills for navigating conflict and employ empathy in the face of increasingly divisive narratives in the news. 

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Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
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