“Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience”
with Kate Todd!
Four week course
Thursdays, Feb. 24-Mar. 23, 2014
for children and young adults can portray how jail sentences impact
individuals, their children, their parents and their community.
Course Description: In this new 4-week course, you'll
read several juvenile books, from picture books to teen novels, which
explore the prison experience. You'll analyze the books in an online
discussion, discuss age appropriate information that should be provided
for youth, look at statistics about who goes to jail and consider the
role that libraries can play in assisting patrons dealing with these
issues. The discussion/chat can also be a model for librarians who want
to lead book discussions for their patrons.
Participants who complete this course should be able to:
- assist children, young adults, parents and teachers in finding age appropriate books that portray the impact of incarceration;
- become familiar with resources that provide facts and research about the population in the United States that is behind bars;
- Develop appropriate services for their communities that address
literacy and other needs of families impacted by correctional
Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience” will receive 1.5 CEUs
(Continuing Education Units). Read more...