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Global Read Webinar Series: Diverse Social Justice Books for the High School Classroom


Global Read Webinar Series:
Diverse Social Justice Books for the High School Classroom

Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas AwardAfricana Book Award, Middle East Outreach Book Award, South Asia Book Award) will sponsor a free 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 2018 Spring Webinar Series focuses on social justice. We encourage educators to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author. If participating in all five webinar sessions, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

 On Thursday, February 8, 2018, educators joined us for a 60 minute webinar/chat to explore the diversity of Cuba with award winning author, Margarita Engle. Engle, the national Young People’s Poet Laureate discussed her book Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words and shared teaching and discussion ideas to explore the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese, and Cuban descent who becomes a champion for civil rights. For more information, contact

Learn more about the series here.

Margarita Engle’s Lion Island Discussion with the Américas Award :

Time: 6:00 – 7:15PM CST
Date: Thursday, February 8
Registration: Free!

View the recorded webinar here 

Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2018ReadingAcrossCultures. All sessions are free and open to the public. All times listed refer to Central Standard Time (CST). Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and Africa Access.