[Edling] Announcement: Institute -- Reading Globally: Critical Issues in Global Literature for Children and Adolescents (University of Arizona - 6/25-27, 2018)

Dupuy, Beatrice C - (bdupuy) bdupuy at email.arizona.edu
Wed Mar 28 20:24:20 EDT 2018

Reading Globally:
Critical Issues in Global Literature for Children and Adolescents

June 25-27, 2018, 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Worlds of Words, College of Education, University of Arizona, Tucson
Kathy G. Short

Sponsored by Worlds of Words<wowlit.org> and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy<cercll.arizona.edu>

We live in a world where our lives are interconnected in complex ways across global cultures as well as fractured with tensions and walls that divide us. Global children’s and adolescent literature facilitates intercultural understanding, but issues of availability, access, authenticity, reader responsibility, and classroom use must be addressed for this potential to be realized.

In this three-day institute, participants will explore current trends in global literature for children and adolescents, examine critical issues and approaches to analyzing these books, and experience strategies for critically engaging with global literature. We will use the Worlds of Words collection to immerse ourselves in a wealth of global literature as well as to delve deeply into key books to develop our own critical understandings and to consider how to invite students into a critical reading of the word and the world. An additional component will be interactions that pair classic, well-known texts often used in elementary and secondary classrooms with global children’s and adolescent literature to expand the curriculum and include global perspectives.

The institute will be interactive and include presentations by experts in global literature and authors of global books along with time for browsing and reading books, engaging in literature circles, and discussing classroom connections. There will also be breakout sessions where participants share their work with global literature with each other.

Mitali Perkins will join us on Monday, June 25, and Duncan Tonatiuh will join us on Tuesday, June 26, to interact throughout the day and present on global issues related to their books. Mitali Perkins writes middle grade novels that cross global cultures, including You Bring the Distant Near, Rickshaw Girl, Bamboo People, and Tiger Boy. She was born in Kolkata, India, lived in many places around the world, and currently resides in San Francisco. Duncan Tonatiuh is an author/illustrator who is both Mexican and American, growing up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His artwork is inspired by Pre-Columbian art, particularly that of the Mixtec codex. His picture books include Danza, The Princess and the Warrior, Funny Bones, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, Diego Rivera, and Salsa.

Note: Registration is limited to 60 people. Because it is funded by a grant from CERCLL, the fee for the institute is only $100 and includes lunch and materials.

To Register --  http://cercll.arizona.edu/2018/03/19/2018-summer-institute/

See the website for information about nearby lodging options.

Contact wow at email.arizona.edu<mailto:wow at email.arizona.edu> for further information, or call 520-621-9340.

Kathy G. Short
Professor, LRC/Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies
Director, Worlds of Words

Worlds of Words
453 College of Education
1430 E. 2nd St.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721
520-621-9340 (office)
WOW: http://wowlit.org/
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