Next week, Primary Source (Educating for Global Understanding) is hosting a discussion forum for a global read of Bamboo People. 90+ educators and students have already signed up, but there's room for more. Here's the official announcement:
Global Read of Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
Online discussion forum: January 12-19, 2011
Live chat session with the author: Wednesday, January 19, 3-4 p.m. EST
You are invited to join us for a discussion of the young adult novel, Bamboo People, by Mitali Perkins — a compelling coming-of-age story about child soldiers in modern Burma. The online discussion forum will begin on Wednesday, January 12th. Then join the author for a live chat on January 19th.
Register early to guarantee your spot! Registration is free but participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book.As if that weren't enough, the librarian at Primary Source, Jennifer Hanson, has created a wonderful curriculum guide to use in coordination with the book.