International Reading Association Conference – April 30, 2012

International Reading Association Conference – April 30, 2012

Anne Sibley O’Brien’s book about a family from Cambodia was just published by Charlesbridge. Annie, Kirsten Cappy, and I are presenting a symposium at the International Reading Association Conference in April. Our topic – New Neighbors: Using Children’s and YA Books as a Bridge Between Cultures. I have spent hours journeying through Annie’s blog: Coloring Between the Lines: Reflections on Race, Culture, and Children’s Books. Chicago, here we come!

Update!!  Here’s a link to a story about our presentation in Chicago and the back story to I’m Your Neighbor.  And here’s a link to  the I’m Your Neighbor blog.