Choice, Access, Empowerment: Changing the Game for Young Readers

Sat, Oct 12, 2019: 1:00 PM  - 2:00 PM 
ILA Featured Speaker 
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 
Room: New Orleans Theater A 
Capacity: 690 
Children with meaningful access to books achieve at higher levels and experience greater engagement with reading. In this session, the Book Whisperer herself, Donalyn Miller, will explore the current research on book access in schools, libraries, and homes; discuss intellectual and cultural access concerns including diversity and leveling; and share resources and strategies for developing and sustaining high-quality classroom library collections that support students' reading lives


Donalyn Miller, Book Whisperer, Inc.

Age Levels

General (age 4-18)


Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Intended Audience

Beginning Teachers
Classroom Teachers
Librarians/Media Specialists
Reading Teachers/Specialists/Coaches
School or District Administrators
Special Education Teachers
Teacher Educators
Technology Coordinators/Trainers
Title I Teachers (US Only)