Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thank you, Primary Source!

Primary Source, an organization dedicated to "educating for global understanding, hosted a global read of Bamboo People last week. Here's the update about that event from their site:
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Bamboo People Global Read Event a Huge Success


On Wednesday, January 12th, Primary Source launched an innovative, all-online Global Read book discussion. Over 120 people from across the country registered for the chance to join Mitali Perkins in a discussion of her young adult novel, Bamboo People.
As part of the web-based discussion forum, one teacher wrote, "Thank you, Primary Source, for this opportunity for an online book discussion, and, thank you, Mitali, for writing a book that makes our students ponder uncomfortable realities like repressive governments, third world people, and war and human conflict."
Then, educators, parents, and students joined Mitali on January 19th for a one-hour live online chat. This was a truly unique opportunity and an engaging discussion! Couldn't make it to the live chat on January 19th? View a full recording online.

Also, be sure to check out the special companion resource guide created by the Primary Source Library. It includes recommended books, films, and websites related to Bamboo People.

1 comment:

CLM said...

How fabulous! I so admire how multi-dimensional your promotion of this book has been. And it sounds fun too.