Living Between Two Worlds
Southern MA Educators Book Group
Tuesday November 30, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday January 11, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday February 15, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday March 22, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Focal Skills and Dispositions
Textual Analysis & Interpretation; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity; Developing Empathy
Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $150
For all educators of grades K-12
What does it mean to navigate between two worlds of identity, status, or race? What are the inventive ways that global and multicultural literature can deepen our insight into “hybridity”— the bi-racial, bi-cultural or bi-national life experiences that touch ever growing numbers of students in our schools and classrooms each year? The books for this four-session series explore life at the creative margins of society, where straddling identities can variously be a source of power, marginalization, insight, or a blend of all three. We will follow this theme down many pathways and genres this year including graphic literature, verse fiction, realistic and historical fiction. Our book selections will bring us to the many vivid in-between places their protagonists stand. We welcome all new and returning educators to join us on this unique reading journey.
Book selections are: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo; Caucasia by Danzy Senna; American-Born Chinese by Gene Yang; and The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas.
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