John Nimmo, Louise Derman-Sparks, Debbie LeeKeenan
Working collaboratively on the book – in the third space!

A Pledge to All Children and Families

Embrace Race

Literary Lenses for Children’s Books

COVID-19: Shelter In Place Early Childhood Sample Activities with Debbie LeeKeenan

ABE Resources and Self Study Guide

Anti-bias Strategic Planning Sheet

ABE children’s book bibliography

Teaching Young Children to Understand and Accept Differences

Colorful Pages

Early Childhood Children’s Books about Indigenous Cultures written by Indigenous Authors

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

The Brain Architects Podcast: Brain Architecture: Laying the Foundation
Why are the early years of a child’s life so important for brain development? How are connections built in the brain, and how can early brain development affect a child’s future health? This episode of The Brain Architects dives into all these questions and more.

A Q&A discussion with Debbie LeeKeenan and Iris Chin Ponte, authors of From Survive to Thrive: A Director’s Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program, as they answer questions submitted by NAEYC members about the challenges of being a leader in an ECE setting. May, 2019.

A webinar with Debbie LeeKeenan and Iris Chin Ponte, Facilitated Leadership and Family Engagement — Learning with and from Families, exploring why engaging families in their children’s education through facilitated leadership is critical to the success of each child and to the educational program itself.  Practical tips on how to welcome and involve all families. December, 2018.

How to talk to your kids about Thanksgiving  Debbie is interviewed for this blog article. November, 2018.

Louise Derman-Sparks critiques Scholastic’s publication of President Donald Trump. July, 2018.

Children’s Books as Mirrors and Windows A short article by Debbie LeeKeenan written for the PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) blog. May, 2018.

How do children develop their social identity? A short article by Debbie LeeKeenan written for the PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) blog. November, 2017.

Anti-bias lessons help preschoolers hold up a mirror to diversity: an interview on PBS News Hour in November 2017 in Alameda California with Louise Derman-Sparks and teachers.

An interview with Debbie LeeKeenan about holidays and diversity in December, 2015, for “Raising Families,” a cable television show in Somerville, Massachusetts

 Some of our favorite links:
We need diverse books
National Association for Education of Young Children, NAEYC
Rethinking Schools
Teaching for Change
Teaching Tolerance
National Association for Multicultural Education
The Jane Addams Peace Association