Critical Conversations Through Read-Alouds of Paired Picture Books

In this session, participants will be introduced to the art of interactive read-alouds and 12 picture book pairings they can use to create critical conversations with young readers during read-alouds. Participants will also engage in an interactive discussion to thoughtfully consider the ways single stories (i.e., stereotypes) can be productively dismantled or unproductively reified when sharing paired texts in elementary settings. Session recorded during the 2021 AASL National Conference.


  • Terrell Young, Professor, Brigham Young University
  • Paul Ricks, Professor, Brigham Young University