Invisible Rainbow: Notes for Educators and Librarians

Abstract

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.
https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2019.547
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