curriculum, LGBTQ, library books, French immersion, reading
Shelby: I would say the curriculum still needs to catch up. There wasn’t necessarily you know, books with alternate kinds of families you know, available. And you know, not just only the LGBT side, but on the side of single families or mixed-race families, or those kinds of things. But that would still be something that needs to be there. It seems as though a lot of the - both of our kids were in French immersion, and a lot of the French immersion materials - there’s a program called J’aime Lire, where every day a child is, they bring home a book, they read a book, they get to mark it on the log, to kind of encourage reading. And I found it really interesting that there were a lot of nature books, there was a lot of cartoon animated kinds of books that were fablesque, or would have kind of good vs. evil themes, or they would have you know just silly kind of themes. But not necessarily exposing kids to real world issues or real world families and situations, very little.