"A Rich Conversation: Connecting Cultures Through Children's Lierature" - workshop with authors Reza Jalali and Maria Testa; 2:30 p.m.
|Date:||Saturday, March 31|
Library presentation of A Path of Stars to a 3rd and a 4th grade class, followed by making New Year's cards for Cambodian neighbors in Maine, delivered to the temple in Buxton.
Presentation of A Path of Stars to 4th and 5th graders for Author Day at this bilingual school. Students made cards with a lotus drawing, "Happy New Year" in Khmer, and a personal greeting, which were mailed to the Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Lowell.
Presenting workshop, "Color Your World:"
As poet Lucille Clifton said, "The literature of America should reflect the children of America." But in the 21st century, the children's book field is not nearly as racially diverse as our society - neither in those who select, create and produce the books, nor in the books themselves. The introduction will review some of the reasons for this reality, including some good news: research demonstrating that exposure to diverse children's books can actually reduce prejudice. The bulk of the workshop will focus on what illustrators and writers can do now, including exploring your own experience of race, creating characters from races different from your own, drawing racial differences, supporting writers and illustrators of color, and choosing diverse books. Together we’ll imagine possibilities for creating books in which all of our nation’s children can see themselves reflected.
and serving on faculty for Illustrator Academy at the regional conference of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
|Date:||April 20—22, 2012|
Young Authors Day visit with 5th and 6th graders.
|Date:||April 27, 2012|
"New Neighbors: Using Children's Books to Build Bridges Between New Arrivals and Long-term Communities" - Panel presentation with author Terry Farish (The Good Braider), and Kirsten Cappy of Curious City.
|Date:||April 30, 2012|
|Time:||11:00 AM - 1:45 PM|
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Diversity Speaker Series presents: "Mirrors & Lenses: A Conversation About Race" - How can we talk about race with children in a way that will foster healthy racial and anti-racist identities?
Presentations to all 5th grade classes
|Location:||University of Massachusetts, Lowell||
Presentation of The Legend of Hong Kil Dong
presentations to grades K-12