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Seattle Reading Council: Literacy: Innovation & Inclusion
October 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Session 1 – Metafictive Picture Books:
Breaking the “Rules” to Engage & Entertain Metafictive techniques create new ways
for readers to interact with texts, offering pleasurable & thought-provoking experiences. This presentation identifies metafictive devices such as self-aware texts & experimental illustrative styles. Participants will explore contemporary metafictive pictures books & discuss strategies for supporting students’ understanding of & experience with metafiction.
Session 2 –
Diversity in Youth Literature: Where We Are in 2017 and Where We’ve Been
Despite increasing national diversity there remains a paucity of high quality diversity responsive youth literature. A brief historic overview will set the stage for today’s landscape. Participants will then explore diverse youth literature published in 2016-2017 & online sources to deepen knowledge of diverse books & authors, as well as contemporary issues.
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Gardiner @WendyGardiner2 @SeattleRdgCounc
Cost: FREE TO ALL!
BONUS: Find out about our two *NEW* SRC Ongoing Book Clubs!