Disability Advocacy, Historical Fiction, and Scientific Literacy
Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 21
- Jun 15, 2019 4:00 pm
- 57:27 mins
Disability Advocacy (3:17) The world is full of amazing children, with amazing talents and abilities. However, some of them have differences, and sometimes it is difficult for us as parents and caregivers to talk with our children about these kinds of differences. Today we are on the phone with Amy Webb, who is a mother of a child with a disability, and an advocate to help us as parents and other children the context of disabilities through her experiences. Storytime (18:03) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today we have a reading of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" by Reed Wolfly. Historical Fiction (23:20) Books can be an incredible tool for teaching children about the world around them. Even the simplest of stories can teach children about our history, and help them learn different virtues like compassion or resilience. Today we have author Lauren Tarshis on the phone whose books do just that. Scientific Literacy (37:07) There are many types of literacy within the realms of education. It’s important that our children are taught to be literate in many areas of education. One of the most dynamic divisions of literacy is science. Rachel is in the studio today with Duane Merrell, a physics professor here at BYU. Librarians' Table (49:08) We around the Librarians' Table today with Patrina Garza, and Phuong Vu, librarians from Salt Lake County. And we are also joined by Heather Novotny a school librarian from the McGillis School. They are here to chat about the importance of multilingual books.