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National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Co-Sponsored Session
USBBY holds a co-sponsored session at the annual convention of the International Reading Association, held in November, featuring an international author or other expert in the field of literature for children and young adults.

2017 USBBY-NCTE Co-Sponsored Session
Join us for the NCTE co-sponsored session in St. Louis, MO!
Friday, Nov. 17 9:30-10:45am
America's Center Convention Complex 261

Truth-Telling Narratives: The Artistry of Folktales as International Storytelling

Featured Authors: Grace Lin (Little, Brown) and Rashin Kheiriyeh (NorthSouth)

   

Annotation/Synopsis

Folklore, as cultural narratives, enables many voices and experiences to be heard and understood. It is agentive in purpose and form. In this USBBY co-sponsored session, renowned storytellers Grace Lin and Rashin Kheiriyeh discuss how their infusion of folklore helps cultivate international and transnational understanding. Successful storytelling strategies will also be shared.