Write About Asia: 2023 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 series, teachers will study and write about the 2023 Freeman Award books for children and young adults. Participants will review the 2023 Freeman Award Winners for grades 2-12 classrooms, will read and write about the texts, and will share written responses with other writers.

This workshop consists of multiple sessions. The first session will introduce the 2023 Freeman Award Winners and is mandatory for all participants. The other five sessions will focus on individual titles; participants can 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 received three clock hours for each session attended.