The Webster Learning Collective

Episode 11: Early Literacy and Representation in Children’s Literature 

July 27, 2021 Webster SOE Season 1 Episode 11
The Webster Learning Collective
Episode 11: Early Literacy and Representation in Children’s Literature 
Show Notes

This episode features Julius B. Anthony, president of St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature. This nonprofit organization uses Black children’s literature to improve reading proficiencies for elementary school students. Learn more about St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature on their website 

In his interview, Mr. Anthony addresses several important considerations in literacy education including: 

  • Underlying causes of achievement gaps in reading proficiency for Black students 
  • The importance of representation for Black children in books and children’s literature authorship 
  • Ways to spark joy and promote self-esteem in all learning environments 
  • Resources for teachers, parents, and caregivers to access children’s literature  

EyeSeeMe Bookstore: https://www.eyeseeme.com/  

The Novel Neighbor: https://thenovelneighbor.com/ 

Nine PBS Network: https://www.ninepbs.org/blogs/education/  

Julius B. Anthony’s contact info: [email protected]