Frida Loves to Draw, by John Parra. From Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, 2017

Exploring Diversity and Inclusivity in Picture Books

For Teachers and Librarians

Thursday, January 9
4:30 – 6:30 pm
The Manes Center

During this professional development, speak with literacy professionals whose work represents 21st century students. The event will include a group panel discussion followed by small break-out sessions for deeper discussions as well as a gallery tour.

Panelists include:

  • Patricia Lannes, CALTA21 Founder (, an initiative that transforms museums into welcoming civic spaces where immigrants and refugees strengthen their voice.)
  • Michele Lopez, National Director of Parent Education, Literacy Partners
  • Joy Connelly, Director of Education Program Services at Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.
  • Special Guest Illustrator

Pre-registration is required, CTLE credit available. 


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