Children and Youth Literature in the Classroom: Teaching Place and Displacement in Africa and the Middle East

02 Apr 2022


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Join us for the 7th Annual Howard University and Georgetown University gathering for educators, librarians, and pre-service teachers. Howard’s Center for African Studies and School of Education, and Georgetown’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies feature a workshop on the important topic of teaching about international migration and internal displacement through the lens of people’s experience. The session will feature authors of two award-winning books: Omar Mohamed, author of When Stars are Scattered, a graphic novel written from a child’s perspective on life in a Kenyan refugee camp, and George Butler, author of Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Human Migration, illustrating a dozen places in the past decade by a wonderfully talented reportage artist. The session includes discussion of pedagogy and resources for classroom use around the topic of humanizing this widespread global issue. Attendees will receive a copy of both books.

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Event Date: 
Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Howard University’s Center for African Studies and School of Education and Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies