|What:||A presentation about Muslim children's literature and how Muslims are represented within that literature|
|Where:||Alice Hagar Curriculum Center in Murphy Library|
|When:||Monday, April 16: 2:10 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Monday, April 16: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17: 12:40 - 1:50 p.m.
|Reception:||4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16. Program follows at 4:30 p.m.|
On Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17,
2012, Muslim children's literature expert Seemi Aziz, Ph.D., will present
“Issues within Children’s Literature that
Represent Muslims” in the Alice Hagar Curriculum
Center on the 2nd floor of Murphy Library at the
University of Wisconsin La Crosse.
The program will be presented three times: on April 16, from 2:10 p.m. to 3:20 p.m., April 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and on April 17, from 12:40 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. A reception with refreshments will be held for the first half hour of the 4:00 presentation on April 16 with the program following at 4:30. All are free and open to the public.
This is the sixth in the annual series of programs at Murphy Library highlighting multicultural children’s literature. These programs are a hands-on experience for many local educators and students. Participants can browse through the award-winning books on display, interact with the speaker, and network with other area teachers, librarians, and other educators.
Dr. Seemi Aziz, originally from Pakistan, is assistant professor of literacy and reading education at Oklahoma State University's School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership/College of Education. She has written, presented and published numerous times on subjects such as “Issues of Authenticity within Multicultural Literature of the Youth,” “Literature as a Tool for Intercultural Acceptance,” “Volatile Global Regions through Literature of the Youth,” “Introducing Children to the World Through Literature and the Arabic Language,” “Invisible ideologies in Children's Literature: Koreans, Muslims, & Jews dealing with the ‘Other’,” and “War Zones or Peace Zones: Border Rhetoric Beyond the Intifada in Young Adult Literature.”
Her research interests include adolescent and children's literature, language arts, reading, colonial and postcolonial discourse, critical content analysis, critical pedagogy, diversity issues within education, literacy, teacher education curriculum development, semiotics and visual culture.
The program is sponsored by Murphy Library, Campus Climate and Diversity, and the School of Education.
For more information, contact Teri Talpe, Murphy Library, 608.785.8944, firstname.lastname@example.org