Teaching Tolerance and Exploring Asian Identity through Children’s and Young Adult Literature

In many parts of the US, the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a troubling rise in incidents of anti-Asian racism. This full day workshop explores the broader history of anti-Asian racism in America, and shows how recently published children’s books, young adult fiction, and graphic novels can serve as springboards for broader discussions about Asian-American identity and diversity. The workshop will supply teachers with complimentary copies of award-winning books and resources, as well as annotations for approaching these themes in their classroom. Benefits to participants include: 6 hours of continuing education credit, $25 worth of classroom-ready books on Asian and AAPI culture, online toolkit for addressing anti-Asian racism in the classroom, priority registration for future NCTA programs.