18. Teaching Disability Justice - The FOLD

18. Teaching Disability Justice

Designed for educators

Session Description

In this session for K-12 educators, the creators of We Move Together will introduce participants to sample activities and lessons found in the book’s accompanying learning guide, which includes 60+ pages of curriculum and printable templates aimed to support conversations about disability, accessibility, community building, and disability justice in the classroom.

While this picture book and its accompanying educational materials are geared towards K-4, the creators will provide frameworks and activities that can be easily adapted for older elementary and high school students. You can access the learning guide for We Move Together here.

Designed for educators

November 7, 2021 – 12:00 pm

This event and all other FOLD Kids virtual events are included with your festival pass.



We Move Together is a bold and colourful exploration of the ways people navigate through spaces and a celebration of the relationships built along the way. The book follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively negotiate everyday barriers, finding joy and connection in disability culture and community along the way.


All FOLD Kids Book Fest are available live and on-demand (until December 7) with a festival pass.Festival passes are $14 and provide attendees with additional opportunities to connect with exhibitors, chat with authors and attendees, and compete in a virtual scavenger hunt for the chance to win prizes.

Purchase a pass with four friends for our “Bulk Pass” discount. This year, you can also “Gift a Pass” to a teacher or educator.


If the cost of the festival is prohibitive, we encourage you to register through our patron pass program.

Featured Speaker(s)

The FOLD is a remarkable and wonderful event for authors and attendees alike. What an amazing community, dedicated to the vital need for inclusive stories and the critical role they play in building a better world.

Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her

Field Guide to the North American Teenager is my first novel and FOLD was my first Canadian literary festival. While American and Canadian culture overlap quite a bit, especially when it comes to bookshelves, Canadian literature is unique and I was very heartened by to be embraced by that community I consider home despite residing in the US. It was a homecoming I didn’t know I needed!

Ben Philippe, author of Field Guide to the North American Teenager

The Festival of Literary Diversity was an absolute joy–the organizers thought of *everything* and by anticipating authors’ needs, they freed us to focus on connecting with the audience and each other. There was no pretension, no posturing–just very genuine conversations with invested writers and engaged readers.

Zetta Elliott, author of Dragons in a Bag

I have been to a lot of writers festivals and the FOLD is definitely near the top of the list of those I want to be invited back to.

Harold Johnson, author of the memoirs Clifford and Firewater

Being part of such a clearly diverse, inclusive and mutually respectful group was thrilling and inspiring: a glimpse of a better world.

Kathy Page, author of Dear Evelyn, winner of the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Wherever I go in Canada and find another writer of colour, we eventually end up gushing about how great the FOLD is, how by normalizing diversity it liberates us to talk to audiences about craft. It’s hard to imagine the literary landscape returning to a prehistoric pre-FOLD era.

Ian Williams, Author of the Giller Prize-winning novel Reproduction

FOLD is a festival experience unlike any other I’ve had. The FOLD team strive to create a space that’s welcoming and engaging, while allowing for curiosity, ingenuity and the fostering of real community – and they succeed, every year.

Alicia Elliott, author of A Mind Spread Out On The Ground

The FOLD is one of the most important literary events on this continent. By focusing on diverse voices and giving authors space to share their stories and speak their truths, it is revolutionizing the writing and storytelling realm as we know it.

Waubgeshig Rice, author of Moon Of The Crusted Snow

Being part of the FOLD community has provided me with a strong sense of belonging. Sharing diverse stories and listening to different voices that broaden my understanding of the world has impacted me as a person and motivated me as a writer.

Ann Y.K. Choi, author of Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety

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