Saturday, November 28, 2009

National Reading Conference

The conference starts next week in Albuquerque NM.
Two presentations target the intersection of literacy and the Arts both with book illustrators:

The following presentation is scheduled on Saturday, 12/05/2009, from 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM in Santo Domingo.
Voice and Visions of Yuyi Morales: Award winning illustrator discusses her art
Chair:
Jesse S Gainer, Texas State University - San Marcos
Discussant:
Mary Esther Huerta, Texas State University - San Marcos

This multimodal and interactive session will include an ethnographic interview of Yuyi Morales, an award-winning children’s literature illustrator, providing a “lived-through experience” for session attendees to explore the intersections of art, culture, history, and politics as manifested in her art. This session will feature the illustrator talking about her art while showing it. Facilitators will foreground connections relating to research methodology and data analysis in regard to scholarship pertaining to artwork in multicultural children’s literature.

The following presentation is scheduled on Wednesday, 12/02/2009, from 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM in Taos.
Exploring the intersections of culture and art in the work of one award-winning children's books illustrator
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