Tuesday, January 11, 2011

You're Invited: A Global Read of BAMBOO PEOPLE

Next week, Primary Source (Educating for Global Understanding) is hosting a discussion forum for a global read of Bamboo People. 90+ educators and students have already signed up, but there's room for more. Here's the official announcement:
Global Read of Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
Online discussion forum: January 12-19, 2011
Live chat session with the author: Wednesday, January 19, 3-4 p.m. EST
Primary Source is proud to announce a unique global reading opportunity. Responding to requests from educators, Primary Source will facilitate a FREE worldwide book discussion, or "Global Read," featuring an online discussion forum followed by a "live" web-based session.
You are invited to join us for a discussion of the young adult novel, Bamboo People, by Mitali Perkins — a compelling coming-of-age story about child soldiers in modern Burma. The online discussion forum will begin on Wednesday, January 12th. Then join the author for a live chat on January 19th.
Register early to guarantee your spot! Registration is free but participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book.
As if that weren't enough, the librarian at Primary Source, Jennifer Hanson, has created a wonderful curriculum guide to use in coordination with the book.

3 comments:

aquafortis said...

Sounds great! And I just got my copy, too. :) If I weren't embroiled in Cybils judging, I'd definitely do it.

Suma Subramaniam said...

Hello Mitali

Great to know, I will be working full day so will have to miss it. I look forward to reading Bamboo People.

Best,
Suma.

Ms. Yingling said...

Thought you'd like to know-- one of my students "lost" Bamboo People. A lot of times, the students really want to keep the book and have no other way of purchasing it, and I strongly suspect that is what happened! The copy was checking out well, and I certainly will be replacing it!

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