FReadom to Read

Two blog posts in a row about our Library remaining a Harmless Area for our LGBTQIA+ kiddos. Why? Because we’re aggressively passionate about staying allies to our young ones. Also, the news is chock entire of alarming examples exactly where mother and father, school districts, and communities are NOT supporting the freedom to browse. The democratic liberty to give ALL kids the alternative to locate publications without censorship or obstacles.

It boils my blood! Why does it seem to be like we’re heading backwards with FREADom to read through?

So, I desired to give you (pricey reader!) an illustration of our Delight Thirty day period guide screen, our record of Fiction publications, and how we promote it to our kiddos. Most of this submit is copied from our Daring School Library Website, Instagram posts, &

what I shared by way of our Canvas local community announcement.

One particular of my most revered Library close friends, Laura C. Davies (Appreciate her!) who I satisfied when I was keynoting the ASTE Tech Conference in Anchorage Alaska experienced this to say on my Instagram publish:

lauracdavies  Commented:

“Of course! I have my own classroom library, complete of assorted guides,
and for the initial time in my occupation I truly wondered if a person
would complain about my range. I am going to hold on bringing new
guides into my classroom due to the fact learners who will need guides that persuade
inclusion know where by they can uncover them.”

What do you believe?

Whilst you are here, seize a copy of our Prime 25 LGBTQIA+ Checklist of Fiction Guides   Or occur to the Library Media Centre for a paper edition on show. We’re showcasing both of those fiction and nonfiction guides!

From our Instagram Posts:

Hey #MHMSMd Mountain Lions appear verify out our #MHMSPride 🏳️‍🌈 reserve screen! You continue to have one more week or so to check out a guide & these are magnificent! We have constantly been and hope will constantly be a #SafeSpace for all our kids! #LGBTQIA+ #Ally We’re showcasing both of those fiction and nonfiction textbooks! #NOCensorship below!

🏳️‍🌈One of my students checked out a book from this screen right right after I finished setting it up and requested – “Do my parents know what guides I look at out from below?” To which I replied, “Nope. Not this yr. 

You have the ideal to browse no matter what you want with full belief of confidentiality. We would hardly ever out you. But Politics can alter items. “

Certainly, regrettably, there are some school districts and states that want to notify mother and father of the guides they look at out!” HORROR!

Why does it seem to be like we’re going backwards and not forwards? i’d like to hear what you believe of the comments. It scares me!

This is the full pyramid screen! 🏳️‍🌈 #MHMSMd Mountain Lions occur on in & examine out our #MHMSPride reserve display!

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

Please share them in the responses. OR you can constantly e mail me if you prefer to be nameless.

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