“Recent Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults” Panel and “Using Poems to Get Students to Write” Presentation at Michigan Reading Association Conference in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Authors and scholars Janet Ruth Heller and Jennifer Burd will discuss “Recent Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults” at the Michigan Reading Association’s Conference at the DeVos Place Convention Center at 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 in the Gallery Overlook G room from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Multicultural literature and diverse books are important and open up new possibilities for students, teachers, and our society. Studying diverse texts enhances students’ self-esteem, respect for others, and critical thinking skills. Also, such books discourage bullying.  Panelists will use a multimedia presentation and hand out bibliographies of multicultural books.  Janet will also discuss “Using Poems to Get Students to Write” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ambassador West room of the Amway Hotel on March 11.  Her presentation is part of the “Lightning Rounds.”  The Amway Grand Plaza is located at 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.  For more information about the Michigan Reading Association Conference, please see the website https://www.michiganreading.org/conferences/annual-conference

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