The authors, illustrator, and translator discuss their efforts at creating a bilingual children’s picture book, Alejandria Fights Back! / ¡La Lucha de Alejandria! (The Feminist Press 2021) which deals with community displacement and gentrification, and youth agency. The panelists share the origins of and hopes for the book, which was a community-based partnership project with the Rise-Home Stories Project based in Boston, Massachusetts. The speakers share how elementary and middle schools can use the book for teaching strategies, teacher education, effectively engaging with communities, and developing tools for supporting multilingualism. This presentation was offered by the Educator Collaborative on April 10, 2021. The Educator Collaborative provides K–12 literacy professional development to schools across the United States and around the world. They provide expert support in areas such as writing workshops, reading workshops, balanced literacy, anti-bias education, multilingual pedagogy, digital literacy, and standards integration.

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