Join us virtually to delve into discussions with speakers from various National Resource Centers  as well as other experts across the United States.  Registration includes copies of each 8th-grade to 12th grade book which will be mailed to you. (Book should be read before its featured session.)

Time 6:00 pm-8pm CST

Cost: $25- includes mailed copies of all books

Contact hours: 6

Sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies and the African Studies Initiative (University of MInnesota), the Pacific Northwest Resource Center on Canada (Western Washington University), Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (Georgetown University), South Asia Institute (University of Texas/ Austin),Asia for Educators (Columbia), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (University of Illinois), South Asia Book Award,  Freeman Book Award




October 3,2022  Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame In 1857 India, 12 year old Meera must choose between relative safety in a British household or standing up for herself and her people.  Led by Emera Bridger Wilson (South Asia Book Award)

November 7, 2022  Borders is a graphic novel about  a boy and his mother whose road trip from Alberta to Salt Lake City is thwarted at the border when they identify their citizenship as Blackfoot. Refusing to identify as either American or Canadian first bars their entry into the US, and then their return into Canada. In the limbo between countries, they find power in their connection to their identity and to each other.  Led by Kyla Sweet, (Pacific Northwest Resource Center on Canada, Western Washington University)

December 6, 2022 Home is Not a Country From the  acclaimed poet featured on Forbes Africa’s “30 Under 30” list, this powerful novel-in-verse captures one Sudanese American girl, caught between cultures, on an unexpected journey to face the ephemeral girl she might have been.  Led by Deborah Jane, (Institute for Global Studies and African Studies Initiative, University of Minnesota)
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