Scholastic Creates Instructive Pride Guide for Parents and Teachers

Are you a parent of a child in the LGBTQ+ community? Are you a teacher looking for ways to discuss the LGBTQ+ community? Continue reading to learn more about Scholastics new guide!

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This week, Scholastic published Read with Pride, a resource guide aimed to help teachers, parents, and caregivers discuss Pride and the LGBTQ+ community. The guide covers kindergarten through twelfth grade.

So, What’s it All About?

Starting with a thank you to readers for their “allyship,” the guide goes into detail about what and who the LGBTQ+ community represents and how discussion and inclusion from caregivers, librarians, and especially teachers are extremely important for students, their journey within the community, and life overall.

The guide continues with a page dedicated to reasons why supporting the LGBTQ+ community is important. The reasons cover both identity and mental health. Next is a page listing various books addressing LGBTQ+ topics that have won awards.

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Continuing on, there are multiple pages that contain lists of resources for the LGBTQ+ community, such as The Trevor Project and Lamba Legal. There is also a section dedicated to book organizations such as LGBTQ Reads and Rainbow Book List. There are also teacher and caregiver resources as well as mental health resources and hotlines.

Moving on, there is also a two-page glossary that covers terms commonly used within the LGBTQ+ community. The last two pages of the guide compile a list of books that discuss LGBTQ+ topics, separated by different age groups.

Whether you’re a parent of a child who is part of the community or a teacher, this guide may be helpful as you lead your children or students through life.

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