They incorporate diversity and equity in learning.
Hathaway Readers support teaching and learning diversity and inclusivity. Diversity acknowledges the range of differences in a classroom. Inclusion embraces these differences.
By Grade 3, developing readers begin connecting with characters in the stories they read. These characters need to look like them and interact with other people that look like their friends or other people in their environment.
Classrooms should be mutually respectful and inclusive of all students. Stories that invite discussions in which students express their opinions with sensitivity, courtesy, and respect for others are the perfect medium to bring diversity and equity into your classroom.
Hathaway Readers are written with this in mind. Across multiple genres, these readers provide high-interest graded content that will inspire discussion on a variety of themes while at the same time enriching students’ language abilities.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion characteristics:
- Hathaway Readers are about everyone and for everyone
- Diverse and beautifully illustrated and photographed titles take every young reader on memorable journeys
- Delicately addressing themes related to disparities in society
- Committed to cultural authenticity
- Diverse authors presenting original interpretations of classic international tales
- Diverse authors presenting original realistic fiction from their in their own voices
- Each title is meticulously crafted by diverse teams of talented individuals who fully participate in decision-making processes from cover to cover
- Themes fully embrace differences that may include race, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, and religion
- Hathaway Readers are kaleidoscopic. Like our titles, authors, illustrators, designers, and editors embody varied ages, gender, religions, ethnicities, and nationalities
- Authors, illustrators, designers, and editors hail from the four corners of the world
- Careful attention is paid to biases in artwork. We ensure through reflection and study that photographs, illustrations, drawings, cartoons, and maps used to illustrate reader content do not foster bias and prejudice
- Hathaway Readers embraces respectful language. We avoid name-calling or using negative words to give a negative impression of an idea, individual, group, or nationality
They also provide a robust Student/Teacher support package.