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Sponsored by the UWL School of Education and the Murphy Library Endowment Fund, the multicultural children's literature programs introduce the multicultural resources of Murphy Library and highlight its multicultural children's book collections to education students as well as teachers and librarians from school districts in the Coulee Region.
These programs are a unique hands-on experience. Participants can browse through the award-winning books on display, interact with the speaker, and network with other area teachers, librarians, and other educators. Bibliographies of recommended sources by the speaker are available on the day of the event or electronically.
2015: Ethiopia - Featuring Children’s author Jane Kurtz, Gundersen Health System’s Global Partners, and WXOW News 19 - Amy DuPont and Mark Bronson
2014: India - Featuring renowned author Mitali Perkins
2013: What We Should Know About Native People: A Writer's Perspective
2012: Issues Within Children's Literature that Represent Muslims
2011: New and Familiar Worlds: Latino/a Themed Literature
2010: African American Children's Literature: A Discussion of History and Books
2009: Native Americans and Children's Literature: A Discussion of Resources
2008: Hmong Resources for PK-Middle School
2007: International Resources for PK-Middle School
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