AUS Sponsors Multicultural Children’s Literature Celebration

Poets corner and open mic flyerAntioch University Seattle’s School of Education recently proudly sponsored its fourth annual Multicultural Children’s Literature Celebration (MCLC). Multi-award winning book Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by author June Jo Lee and illustrator Man One was featured this year at seven participating schools in the Kent, Tukwila, and Seattle school districts. The majority of schools served this year are designated Title I schools.

Drs. Jeana M. Hrepich and Christie Kaaland organize these assemblies to celebrate and emphasize multicultural children’s literature with students and teachers in diverse settings. They believe that children need to see themselves in literature as a way to validate their voices, identities, and possible futures. To that end, they have used MCLC as a platform to partner with schools to promote multicultural authors and literature, and to provide more opportunities for Antioch’s School of Education Masters in Teaching candidates to engage in social justice work in the community.

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