Finding Diverse Voices Through the Américas Award
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:15 - 8:30 pm

Mulebone, 2121 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Welcome!  ¡Bienvenidos!


The workshop will focus on the diversity of voices available for children's literature.  Alma Flor Ada, author of Island Treasures, a 2016 commended title, will discuss how to use her book, and others she has written, in the classroom.  Ashley Hope Perez, author of Out of Darkness, a 2016 award winner, will present teaching resources for her books.  

This workshop includes: 
Dinner, a copy of Out of Darkness, or Island Treasures, bookmarks, CEUs, and lesson plans

Online Registration is now closed.  Onsite registration will occur by check ONLY! 

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The Américas Award was created by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators, and publishers who produce quality children's and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use.      

The workshop is sponsored by Teaching for Change and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.  The Américas Award is sponsored by CLASP and coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University. Additional funding and support is provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of FloridaUniversity of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee