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Global Fables, Folklore and Fantasy in Children’s & Youth Literature

Global Fables, Folklore and Fantasy

Join us for the 5th Annual Children and Youth Literature Workshop at Howard University, co-sponsored by CCAS Georgetown University, the Center for African Studies at Howard University, the Howard University School of Education, and the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University. The workshop will explore the enjoyment of these three genres of literature for children and youth, and discover deeper aspects of the stories that teach about geography, socio-economic issues, politics, and universal wisdom that have made these narrations durable staples in literature for young and old alike. Speakers include Animal Village author Nelda Latif and Dr. Roberta Robinson, children’s literature expert and book awards reviewer for the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC).
Teachers will select books to take home, and other resources. Lunch will be served.

This program is made possible by a Title VI grant from the United States Department of Education, which is funding National Resource Centers on Africa at Howard University and on the Middle East at Georgetown University, and by support from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown.