Panel about “Advocacy in Recent Multicultural Literature for Children” at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Janet Ruth Heller and Brynne Barnes will be speaking about “Advocacy in Recent Multicultural Literature for Children” at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Room B214 of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.   Studying diverse texts advocates for respect for others, discourages bullying, and enhances students’ self-esteem and critical thinking. We will present examples and bibliographies of multicultural works; and discuss books about Jewish, African American, and Native American cultures.  Brynne Barnes will discuss “Mirror Images: The Importance of Reflections in Literature for Young Children and Self-Esteem.”  Janet Ruth Heller will analyze “Advocacy against Bullying in Recent Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Novels about Jewish and Native American Culture.”  Both presenters are college professors and writers of award-winning books for children.

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