Write About Asia: 2022 Freeman Award Winners
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.
During this online workshop, facilitated by Lyn Jackson and Nora Douglass, teachers will study and write about the 2022 Freeman Award books for children and young adults. Participants will review the 2022 Freeman Award Winners for grades 2-12, read and write about the texts, and share written responses with other writers.
- Time Detail:
- Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
- Type of Course:
- Registration and Info:
This program is now full and registration has closed. This workshop spans multiple sessions. The first session introduces the 2022 Freeman Award Winners and is mandatory for all participants. The other five sessions focus on individual titles; participants attend whichever they prefer (at least one). Since each session will consist of alone reading time, 1 hour of writing, and 1.5 hours of class time, participants will receive three clock hours for each session attended.
July 18, 2023, (3:00 -4:00 PM, PDT): Introduction to the workshop and to the 2022 Freeman Award Winners.
Participants choose one or more of the following sessions:
Tuesday, August 1, 2023, (3:00 – 4:30 PM, PDT): Writer’s Workshop Sharing based upon Eighteen Vats of Water, by Ji-Li Jiang, Illustrated by Nadia Hsieh.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023, (3:00 – 4:30 PM, PDT): Writer’s Workshop Sharing based upon Berani , by Michelle Kadarusman.
Tuesday, August 22, 2023, (3:00 – 4:30 PM, PDT): Writer’s Workshop Sharing based upon Morning Sun in Wuhan, by Ying Chang Compestine.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, (3:00 – 4:30 PM, PDT): Writer’s Workshop Sharing based upon The Red Palace, by June Hur.