Book & Film Groups

Global Issues Through Literature: Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang

NCTA Pitt is co-sponsoring this free book discussion with our colleagues in Pitt's Global Studies Center. Factory Girls humanizes the large-scale sociological and economic transformations in China by following two young women who are part of the largest migration in human history--from the rural Chinese countryside into the country's burgeoning industrial cities.

This reading group for educators will explore Chang's book from a global perspective. Content specialists will present the work and its context, and together we will brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the book and its themes into the curriculum.
Participants will be provided with a free copy of the book.