Outreach Events Spring/Summer 2018
Elizabeth Zunon to Speak to the Children’s Book Guild of Washington Busboys and Poets
Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Streets NW Thursday February 15, 2018 Noon.
The Guild’s February 15 luncheon speaker will be illustrator Elizabeth Zunon. She has illustrated several picture-book biographies, including The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford, and A President from Hawaii by Dr. Carolan and Joanna F. Carolan. Zunon has also illustrated two Children’s Africana Book Award winners: One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul; and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, (Kamkwamba’s picture book biography of his life as a 14-year-old inventor). Her latest book project, Grandpa Cacao, is the first she has both authored and illustrated. Scheduled by Bloomsbury for release in May 2019, Grandpa Cacao tells the story of Zunon’s grandfather and his Ivory Coast plantation.
Co-sponsored by the Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC and the Center for African Studies, Howard University
Children’s author Leah Henderson to Speak at African Languages Conference
Free and Open to the Public
Friday, February 17, 2018 11:50 am
Ralph Bunche Center 2218 – 6th Street NW Washington, DC 20059
When writers introduce foreign text into stories, they often grapple with how much to include to bring authenticity, clarity, and added layers to their work. Children’s book author Leah Henderson will discuss her process for incorporating and verifying Wolof into her children’s novel set in Senegal, One Shadow on the Wall. She will also discuss editorial decisions that impacted the final outcome of the work.
Recycle and Raise Awareness with Stories and Hip Hop Songs
Saturday February 17, 2018 1:00pm
Shepherd Park Library 7400 Georgia Ave, NW Washington, DC
Free and Open to the Public
Register at Eventbrite
Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon will read her picture book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of The Gambia and demonstrate how to recycle plastic bags into jewelry and basketball nets.
Hip Hop Poet Bomani Armah will lead a Hip Hop songwriting session using his own BARS curriculum which includes a multimedia presentation and graphic organizers. Participants will learn how to write Hip Hip songs about recycling and how to apply Hip Hop songwriting strategies to other topics.
Modern African History with Primary Source
February 28 – March 27 (four week online course) Registration Closed
Middle States Social Studies Conference
March 2-3 Westin Hotel Tysons Corner
Stop by our booth and pick up handouts that support reading, teaching and learning about Africa.
Global Perspectives on Children and Youth Literature: A Workshop for Teachers
Browsing Room of Founders Library,
Malimu Teaching Community Meeting
Global Read Webinar Series
May 2018 (TBA) 6:00 – 7:15 pm CST Free
Once a month, the World Area Book Awards, [Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and Children’s Africana Book Award/CABA] will sponsor a 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The spring Global Read Webinar series focuses on social justice. We encourage you to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author.
Africa in the Classroom and Community Summer Institute 2018
Mali at the Center
August 1-3, 2018 Howard University