Welford “Mack” McLellan Jr. is a Baltimore native who moved to Charlottesville in 2016. In an effort to decrease the academic achievement gap, he created Simunye (Zulu for “we are one”), a nonprofit organization that facilitates a series of culturally competent programs geared toward academic achievement and success.


I See Myself: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Angela Dominguez (Stella Díaz Dreams Big), Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers), and Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy) discuss the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how their past and current projects embrace inclusive storytelling, from stories that highlight Mexican-American childhood and include Spanish vocabulary, to books that celebrate Black leaders and engage with Indigenous Australian identity and history.

March 25, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM

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