SCRIPT-NC 2021 Webinar: Using Children's Books to Support Identity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 2021
Please join us for a stroll down “making memory lane” where we will unpack the many ways in which children's books can play a significant role in supporting each and every child and family. In this webinar we'll explore the concepts of mirrors, windows, and sliding doors, selection criteria that enable children to both have their lives reflected and to gain insight to the lives of others. We'll reveal a new checklist for examining books for bias, offer high-quality resources that share Black and Asian experiences, and share ways in which children's books can be used to enhance STEM learning for children with and without disabilities. Access to books in multiple formats and languages will also be part of this look at how to build literacy and learning into an early childhood course or across an early childhood program. Presenters: SCRIPT-NC team with Hsiu-Wen Yang and Sarah Pedonti from the STEM Innovations for Inclusion in Early Education Center

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets
  • Webinar


  • Interaction
  • Social-emotional development
  • Instruction
  • Literacy
  • STEM

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children with Disabilities
  • Children and Families who are Culturally, Racially, and Ethnically Diverse
  • Children who are Dual Language Learners

NC Community College Core Course: 

  • Introduction to Early Childhood
  • Children with Exceptionalities
  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
  • Language and Literacy Experiences
  • Child Development and Learning
  • Early Childhood Capstone Practicum