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*DIGITAL* Reading for Social Justice with Vermont Reads 2021: We Contain Multitudes

October 4
4:30 pm

Vermont Humanities Zoom
We Contain Multitudes book with Vermont Reads logo
Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this talk will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for this event. Register for this free talk.

In this 90-minute Zoom webinar, Boston University scholar Dr. Laura Jiménez brings her unique blend of humor and no-nonsense instruction back to Vermont for Vermont Reads 2021: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra.

Dr. Jiménez will offer tips for facilitating community conversations around the many intersecting layers of the book including: coming out, healthy relationships, negotiating consent, and supporting youth dealing with substance use or physical violence in their families. This 90-minute Zoom webinar will include information on how to talk about social justice issues through the lens of young adult literature.

Designed for a wide audience, this webinar is good for anyone thinking of running a Vermont Reads 2021: We Contain Multitudes project over the next year. Teachers, librarians, community organizers, parents, and students are all welcome!

Register for this free talk

About Dr. Laura Jiménez

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Dr. Laura M. Jiménez

Dr. Laura Jiménez is Department Chair for Language and Literacy Education at Boston University. She studies literature and literacy through a social justice lens. Her book reviews and calls for social justice in children’s literature can be found on her blog,, and on Twitter @booktoss.


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Richelle Franzoni
(802) 262-1355