Write About Asia: 2020 Freeman Award Winners

During this online workshop, teachers will study and write about the 2020 Freeman Award books for children and young adults. Educators will review the 2020 Freeman Award Winners for grades 2-8 classrooms, read and write about the texts, share responses with other writers, and receive free clock hours.

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the Committee on Teaching about Asia (CTA) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Asia for Educators (AFE) at Columbia University sponsor the annual Freeman Book Awards for new young adult and children’s literature. The awards recognize quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of East and Southeast Asia. Awards are given in two categories: Children’s and Young Adult on the several countries of East and Southeast Asia.

This workshop will span multiple sessions. The first session will consist of an introduction to the 2020 Freeman Award Winners, and will be mandatory for all participants. The rest of the sessions will each focus on individual titles, and participants can attend whichever they prefer (at least one). Participants will receive three clock hours for each session attended. The workshop is open to K-12 teachers of all grades and subjects.