[aisle] #metoo - navigating and teaching with books about sexual assault
klthorstenson at cps.edu
Mon Jul 22 14:11:37 CDT 2019
As a follow up, how does your library/ELA department/district handle issues
related to accusations, accounts or convictions of authors committing acts
of sexual abuse or harassment? If an author is in the news but it is an
allegation, is that treated differently than a conviction in court? How are
authors who in their time were above the line but who may now have
tarnished reputations treated?
Thank you everyone for your suggestions, ideas, and contributions in
advance. Please don't feel that you or your district need to have all the
answers in order to respond!
On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 2:50 PM Thorstenson, Kara <klthorstenson at cps.edu>
> Hi everyone,
> We are curious if anyone's school, English department or district has
> policies or guidelines for teachers, parents or students on teaching with,
> or students reading and writing about, books that deal with sexual
> Something like Speak by Anderson was always a popular checkout in my
> school library but we never taught with it as part of the curriculum. I
> know there are many more contemporary titles that deal with these kinds of
> topics that are crucially important for teens but I don't have much
> guidance on best practices for how they can be used/safety against
> challenges, etc.
> Any info you have would be very helpful!!
> *Kara Thorstenson*
> Library and Digital Media Manager
> Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Digital Learning
> Chicago Public Schools
> 42 W Madison St.
> Chicago, IL 60602
> office: 773-553-2523
> mobile: 773-255-3518
> Explore the CPS Virtual Library and Databases Here
Library and Digital Media Manager
Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Digital Learning
Chicago Public Schools
42 W Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Explore the CPS Virtual Library and Databases Here <http://library.cps.edu>
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