Poverty and Privilege: Intersectionality of Race and Class in Young People's Literature

How do our shared or differing cultural backgrounds affect the relationships and influence we have with our students? Two white, award-winning authors and former educators discuss how unpacking the racial and class biases of our identities better enable us to foster more positive and authentic relationships with the young people in our lives. Session recorded during the 2021 AASL National Conference.


  • Christina Dorr, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty/ Author, Kent State University
  • Brendan Kiely, Author