Scholastic has launched a new resource on Instagram called “Scholastic Bookshelf” to curate books on important topics parents may want navigate with their kids, including anxiety, bullying and gender. The account launched last week with more than 65 curated topics with stories that Scholastic’s website says can “help kids and grownups talk about life’s big questions.”
Each post on the account features one of Scholastic’s favourite stories on that topic with excerpts from the book, questions, prompts and conversation-starters, as well as a few other titles on the topic that parents can seek out.
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Learning who and how we love is part of growing up. Swipe to follow Caroline’s journey to love. ????????♀️????????????♀️ #ReadOn #Scholastic100 . Our featured story is from: Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender [ages 9-12] . Discover more stories ???? on #LGBTQIA ???????? 1️⃣ Openly Straight [ages 13+] 2️⃣ You Should See Me In A Crown [ages 13+] 3️⃣ Rick [ages 9-12] 4️⃣ The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali [ages 13+] ⭐️ Explore related topics: Gender, Diversity Find these stories & more at the link in bio. . © 2020 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Other wide-ranging topics include:
- Neuro diversity
- Online safety
- Self esteem
- Healthy eating
Scholastic also has a page on its website where parents and kids can scroll through all the topics and link directly to each recommended title. Parents may even want to take advantage of so many categories by looking through the list with their kids to see what topics they are curious about or most interested in learning about.