Upcoming and past Events
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International Children's and YA Literature Course
EDPS 6331 Section 015
June 15-19, 2020
Join your fellow educators in exploring the growing body of global children's and adolescent literature and the issues that surround it! This 3-credit graduate level course will focus specifically on children's literature from Asian countries. Deepen your understanding of how to select, evaluate, and use this literature in K-12 settings, while increasing your understanding of the overall field of children's and YA literature. Register here for a special price of $600.
For more information, contact Dr. Lauren A. Liang at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding Home presented by Thi Bui
November 7, 2019
Salt Lake Public Library
Nancy Tessman Auditorium
Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017), has been selected as UCLA’s Common Book for 2017, a National Book Critics Circle finalist in autobiography, an Eisner Award finalist in Reality Based Comics, and made Bill Gates’s top five favorite books of 2017. Bui was a founding teacher of Oakland International High School, the first public high school in California for recent immigrants and English learners. She is now faculty member at the California College of the Arts. Bui is currently researching and drawing a work of graphic nonfiction about how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are impacted by detention and deportation.
See Bui’s work here
International Board of Books for Young People Silent Books
June 1-9, 2019
Marriott Library Collection Exhibit
University of Utah
In response to the waves of refugees from Africa and the Middle East arriving in the Italian island, Lampedusa, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) launched the project “Silent Books, from the World to Lampedusa and Back” in 2012. The project involved first creating the first library on Lampedusa to be used by local and immigrant children. Lampedusa, the remotest island in the Mediterranean is a first port of call for those arriving from across the sea on their way to starting a new life.
The second part of the project was creating a collection of outstanding silent books (wordless picture books) that could be understood and enjoyed by all children regardless of language. These books use pictures to tell stories that words cannot tell, and are rich in sensations, dreams, and memories emanating from their characters' silence to overcome the language barrier and foster encounters among different cultures.
Click here to access the 2019 collection and click here to learn more about how to read and use silent books.
An Evening with Author Pablo Cartaya
April 2, 2019
College of Education, Sorenson Arts & Education Complex
Artworks for Kids Auditorium
Pablo Cartaya is an award-winning author, speaker, actor, and educator. In 2018, he received a Pura Belpré Author Honor for his middle grade novel, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. His second novel, Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish, is available now. Learn more about Pablo at pablocartaya.com and follow him on Twitter @phcartaya.