I was prompted to think about this again with the publication of the White Ravens 2019 list at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The issue of increasing diversity in an international school setting is a complex one, and something I've written about at length in the past. There's the linguistic diversity bit - collections of books … Continue reading Enough windows – where are the mirrors?
This week's blog post will be very brief as a function of my extreme exhaustion - just been up and down to Bangalore for the Neev Literature Festival 2019. Beijing-Bangalore is not a commute I'd recommend to anyone who prizes their sleep or sanity but WOW what an intense 2 days it was. The theme … Continue reading Why awards?
Every year around this time, some parent will ask the teacher or myself what their child should be reading. The "correct" response to this question is that we don't make reading lists of prescribed or recommended books but prefer students to come and have a chat to us about what they like reading, what hobbies … Continue reading Why lists and awards matter
One of the things we've been looking at as a class are the various children's literary awards. I'll not dwell on the usual Caldecott / Newbery / Kate Greenaway type award, but would like to highlight a few of the awards the class suggested that particularly relate to socio-emotional or multi-cultural issues, as that is … Continue reading Activity ETL402: Children’s literary awards
1. A detailed description of the activity undertaken: A new young people’s book award has recently been set up in Hong Kong – the Golden Dragon Book Award. I decided to review the website supporting the award and to compare and contrast that with the websites supporting the other young people’s book awards in Asia, … Continue reading Blog post 5: Review an electronic resource about delivering services to children or young adults – Asian Young People’s Book Awards