11:56 AM, January 9, 2009

Children Between Worlds:  Intercultural Relations in Books for Children and Young Adults

Tuesday, January 13 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Special Guest Lecturer:  Dr. Judith Lechner, Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology in the College of Education at Auburn University.

Plus a traveling book exhibit from the International Youth Library in Munich.  (see below for details).

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

The traveling exhibit is on display in the three large glass exhibit cases immediately on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department.    The exhibit features over fifty foreign language picture books plus explanatory captions.  The books concern the themes of tolerance and open mindedness and are divided into five categories:

Corner Country (stories in pictures)

A Butterfly in the City (novels for children to age 12)

The Other Side of Truth  (for readers 13 and over)

Childhood Cravings (for readers 15 and over)

If the World Were a Village (nonfiction books on the topic).

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