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Ala grassroots rainbow reading

  1. 1. Rainbow Reading American Library Association Grassroots Program June 26, 2011 Brought to you by PFLAG Dayton www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  2. 2. Today’s Presenters Elaine Fultz, former school and public librarian Kim Peters, Chair, PFLAG Dayton Safe Schools www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  3. 3. PFLAG’s Vision …to celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  4. 4. PFLAG’s Mission To promote the health and well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through: SUPPORT– to cope with an adverse society EDUCATION – to enlighten an ill informed public ADVOCACY – to end discrimination and secure equal rights www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  5. 5. The Peters Family The Peters Family www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  6. 6. Does it get better? www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  7. 7. Current Health Related Problems Whole Sample N=224 Suicide Ideation – 6 25.4% mo’s Suicide Attempts – Ever 40.6% Depression - Current 43.3% Source: Pediatrics Volume 123, Number 1, January 2009 www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  8. 8. Current Health Related Problems Whole Sample N=224 Illegal Drug Use – 6 54.7 mo’s Heavy Drinking – 6 41.5 mo’s Unprotected Sex – 6 27.2 mo’s Source: Pediatrics Volume 123, Number 1, January 2009 www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  9. 9. Family Rejection = Bad Things Low High Ratio Rejection Rejection Suicidal 11.8 43.2 6 X’s Ideation Suicide 19.7 67.6 8 X’s Attempts Depression 22.4 63.5 5.9 X’s Source: Pediatrics Volume 123, Number 1, January 2009 www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  10. 10. Family Rejection = Bad Things Low High Ratio Rejection Rejection Illegal Drug 42.1 71.6 3.38 X’s Use Unprotected Sex 13.2 35.1 3.36 X’s Source: Pediatrics Volume 123, Number 1, January 2009 www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  11. 11. LGBT Homeless •20% of homeless youth are LGBT – general population 10% •LGBT homeless youth twice as likely to experience sex abuse at home before the age of 12 •58.7% of homeless LGBT have been sexually victimized vs. 33.4% of heterosexual youth •LGBT homeless youth commit suicide at higher rates (62%) than heterosexual homeless youth (29%) National Coalition for the Homeless, June 2009 www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  12. 12. Bullying in American Schools •50% of students are bullied at some time, 10% regularly •Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. In these situations: •4% of the time adults intervene •11%, peers intervene •85%, no intervention occurs Ohio Department of Education www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  13. 13. How can you make it better? www.pflagdayton.orgSaturday, July 23, 2011
  14. 14. What is Rainbow Reading? Why Rainbow Reading?Saturday, July 23, 2011
  15. 15. providing books for our kids and families because They ARE worth it. Books are magic. It’s our responsibility.Saturday, July 23, 2011
  16. 16. How it started ✦ Knowledge and concern for students and families ✦ Intellectual Freedom Award ✦ Safe Schools trainingSaturday, July 23, 2011
  17. 17. What we’re doing ✦ reading ✦ discussing /plotting ✦ selecting ✦ fund-raising ✦ presenting ✦ donatingSaturday, July 23, 2011
  18. 18. How we evolved and are evolving ✦ blessing of administration ✦ principal agreement (sometimes) ✦ meeting with principals and librarians ✦ approved books added to school libraries ✦ monitoring useSaturday, July 23, 2011
  19. 19. What we use to selectSaturday, July 23, 2011
  20. 20. ✦ professional articles ✦ English Journal Mar 09 ✦ see SLJ Jan 06 editorial ✦ glbt lists in mainstream “books for teens” titles ✦ ALA Rainbow list ✦ Stonewall awardsSaturday, July 23, 2011
  21. 21. ✦ lists on mainstream books for teens websites ✦ Children’s Literature Comprehensive DatabaseSaturday, July 23, 2011
  22. 22. What we chose for middle schools 3 copies at MMS 48 circ in 2 yearsSaturday, July 23, 2011
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  24. 24. 2 circ - both meSaturday, July 23, 2011
  25. 25. 7 circSaturday, July 23, 2011
  26. 26. rejectedSaturday, July 23, 2011
  27. 27. rejectedSaturday, July 23, 2011
  28. 28. 3 circSaturday, July 23, 2011
  29. 29. 3 circSaturday, July 23, 2011
  30. 30. given to counselorsSaturday, July 23, 2011
  31. 31. RejectedSaturday, July 23, 2011
  32. 32. CHS donated nonfiction titles to high schoolSaturday, July 23, 2011
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  35. 35. Titles for for K-5 librariesSaturday, July 23, 2011
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  43. 43. How to use the books in classroom ✦ available in Diversity box/basket ✦ ODE SS curriculum (families, community) ✦ animal studies, penguin research, zoos, NYC ✦ include lesbian & gay biography subjects ✦ include in genre studies/focus ✦ matter-of-fact openness about topic ✦ gender topics ✦ anti-bullying lessonsSaturday, July 23, 2011
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  46. 46. Keys to surviving challenges Admin. support Be prepared. Listen to the objection Establish/follow proceduresSaturday, July 23, 2011
  47. 47. What now? Think Talk Research Connect Contact PFLAG in your area Contact us. kpeters2@woh.rr.com elaine.fultz@centerville.k12.oh.usSaturday, July 23, 2011
  48. 48. Questions? Thank you for being here!Saturday, July 23, 2011

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