Living Between Two Worlds

Southern MA Educators Book Group

Book Groups

Dates

Tuesday November 30, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: In person

Tuesday January 11, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Tuesday February 15, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Tuesday March 22, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: In person

Location

In-person at Hingham High School, MA and virtual sessions held on Zoom

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual Analysis & Interpretation; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity; Developing Empathy

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: $0
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 David Lucas.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Bold New Voices: Diverse Asian American Literature Today

Boston-Area Educators Book Group

Book Groups

Dates

Thursday November 4, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: In-person at a Watertown location, TBA

Thursday December 2, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday January 20, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday March 3, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday April 7, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: In-person at a Watertown location, TBA

Location

In-person sessions will be held in Watertown, MA (exact location TBA)

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual Analysis & Interpretation; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity; Developing Empathy

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: $0
Non-partnership educators: $150

For all educators of grades K-12

A new generation of daring voices has electrified Asian American literature in recent years. Carrying the weight of history, but not limited by the past, these writers are imagining new ways to tell their own stories and those of their communities. This year our educator book group will explore vibrant new work by Japanese-, Vietnamese-, Korean- and Chinese -American authors. Themes of invisibility and defiance, resilience and forgiveness, memory and mystery animate these works. As we read wonderful literature for young people and adults, we will also discuss the challenge of invisibility and marginalization experienced by many young people of AAPI heritage in school and beyond, and deepen our competence to help confront it.

Projected book list: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei; The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies; Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park; The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen; Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration