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Asserting Identity in Children and Youth Literature

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The workshop will explore the assertion of identity in literature for children and youth, and focus on use of this literature in the classroom, featuring current award-winning books from the Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) and the Middle East Outreach Council book awards. Speakers include historian and author Dr. Jaye Winmilawe and educator and linguist Dr. Rabiah Khalil Abdullah. Teachers will receive books to take home and other resources. Lunch will be served.

Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies and School of Education at Howard University, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University.


Howard University’s Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
2218 – 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059