Invisible Rainbow: Notes for Educators and Librarians

E. F. Schraeder


In response to recent ant-LGBTQ initiatives, this short essay highlights six strategies teachers and librarians can use to address LGBTQ visibility in classes and libraries to be more inclusive.

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