Global Literature: Educating the Head While Touching the Heart

If you're attending the International Reading Association Conference in Chicago, join us in room CC11A, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, on Tuesday, May 1 from 9:00 – 11:45 am for a panel discussion of "Global Literature: Educating the Head While Touching the Heart," Tuesday, May 1, from 9-11:45 a.m. Here's the event description:
This special interest group session seeks to celebrate the depth and breadth, the infinite and ever-growing variety of global literature. By highlighting 25 of the best recently published books for children and teens that explore issues of diversity, the panelists will raise audience awareness and offer teaching suggestions so the books may be used in the classroom. Author Mitali Perkins whose books Rickshaw Girl (2007), Secret Keeper (2009), and Bamboo People (2010) have all explored elements of culture in a moving fashion will share her thoughts about her storytelling process and the importance of making sure that everyone's story is told.

Co-Presenter(s): Karen Hildebrand, Delaware City Schools, Mitali Perkins, Charlesbridge Publishers, Jennifer Sanders, Oklahoma State University, and Deanna Day, Washington State University Vancouver.
I'll also be signing on the exhibit floor, so please top by and say hello:

1:00 – 2:00 pm  Charlesbridge Booth #1544
2:00 – 3:00 pm  Random House Booth #1420