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Global ed conference presentation

  1. 1. + Global Education and Literacy: Book Groups for All Ages Jennifer Hanson, Primary Source
  2. 2. + Welcome  Jennifer Hanson, Librarian, Primary Source  What is Primary Source?  Non profit organization in Watertown, Massachusetts  Professional development for K-12 teachers  “Educating for Global Understanding”  http://www.primarysource.org
  3. 3. + Primary Source Book Groups  Audience  K-12 teachers  Usually 20 participants.  Runs during school year  Meet 5-6 times  Once per month, October-February or March  Invite scholars and teachers to facilitate book group discussions.  Purpose:To expose teachers to young adult/adult literature with global themes.
  4. 4. + Thematic Book Groups  Coming of Age Around the World The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez Set in Cuba a year or two after the Cuban Revolution. Tells the story of a brother and sister and how the Revolution impacts their lives. When they are sent to the United States as part of Operation Pedro Pan, Lucia and Frankie don’t know if they will ever see their parents or Cuba again. For grades 6 and up.
  5. 5. + Girl in Translation: A Novel by Jean Kwok Kimberly and her mother immigrate to Brooklyn in the early 1980s from Hong Kong. A beautiful story of resilience, courage, and determination. For grade 10 to adult.
  6. 6. + Bamboo People: A Novel by Mitali Perkins Chiko, a bookish boy who has been forced to be a Burmese soldier, crosses paths with Tu Reh, a member of the Karenni people, an ethnic minority group fighting the Burmese government. When Chiko is gravely injured, Tu Reh must decide between life and death. What develops is a beautiful story of friendship, courage, and compassion. For grades 6 and up.
  7. 7. + Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel- Fattah Lebanese-Australian teenager Jamilah struggles to determine who she is—Jamie or Jamilah? For grades 8 and up.
  8. 8. + Immigrant and Refugee Stories This trilogy tells the story of a migrant family from Mexico. The Circuit is a series of short stories and begins in the 1950s when Francisco is in elementary school. For grades 5 and up.
  9. 9. + West of the Jordan: A Novel by Laila Halaby Halaby alternates the stories of four cousins--three living in the United States and one residing in Jordan. For grades 10 and up.
  10. 10. + Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl’s Story by Pegi Deitz Shea After ten years in a refugee camp in Thailand, thirteen-year-old Mai travels to Providence, Rhode Island, where her Americanized cousins introduce her to pizza and shopping while her grandmother and new friends keep her connected to her Hmong heritage. For grades 6 and up.
  11. 11. + Family Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat Danticat describes the relationship between her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph, discussing how their relationship changed from their childhood in Haiti through their immigration to America to their eventual separation. For grade 12 to adult.
  12. 12. + Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman In India, in 1941, when her father becomes injured in a non-violent protest march, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become accustomed to a totally different way of life. For grades 6 and up.
  13. 13. + Genre  Historical Fiction  Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata  A PlaceWhere Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai  Memoir  Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin  Dancing to Freedom by Li Cunxin, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas
  14. 14. + Suggested Global Themes and Book Selections for All Ages  Microfinance One Hen by Katie Smith Milway Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus
  15. 15. +  Peace/War or Violence/Non Violence Brothers in Hope by Mary Williams A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park God Grew Tired of Us by John Bul Dau What is the What by Dave Eggers
  16. 16. + ForYour Consideration  Consider using graphic novels American Born Chinese by Gene Luan Yang Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan
  17. 17. + ForYour Consideration  Skype with an Author  http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/  Book Groups by Region  Regional diversity  Cultural diversity  Geographic diversity  Male protagonists and/or authors
  18. 18. + Where do I find possible books for my book group or classroom?  Book Awards  http://resources.primarysource.org/globalliterature  Pura Belpre Award—honors Latino writers and illustrators  Middle East Book Award—books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of the Middle East  Children’s Africana Book Award—best children’s books about Africa  Review Websites  Africa Access Review http://www.africaaccessreview.org/aar/Database.aspx  Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature http://www.dawcl.com/
  19. 19. +  Book Lists  Notable Social Studies Trade Books (from NCSS)  Outstanding International Books from USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People)
  20. 20. + Questions?
  21. 21. + Contact Information Jennifer Hanson Librarian Primary Source jennifer@primarysource.org http://www.primarysource.org/resources

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