This February 23rd, join "Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children's Literature" in welcoming award-winning author Ying Chang Compestine to the University of California, Davis campus for two special events. Our eighth annual author event will feature a morning program for students as well as an evening reception for the children's literature community.
The morning lecture is directed at students, grades 3-8. It is held in Freeborn Hall which can accommodate up to 1,400 people. The evening lecture is intended for an adult audience and is a more formal lecture with Q & A. It is held in the Alumni and Visitors Center which can accommodate about 150 people. Both presentations are open to the public. Tickets are available at the Freeborn Hall ticket office or at tickets.ucdavis.edu.
The UC Davis School of Education’s annual Words Take Wing event is a
celebration of children’s literature as art. The focus is on the diversity of
stories and characters found in works by authors from different cultures who explore and create settings that reflect a wide range of perspectives and world views. We know from our partnerships with schools and districts throughout Northern California that many children need more opportunities to experience literature. Unfortunately, the school day is often too full to promise the reading of books, and many children live in homes where reading is not a priority.
Words Take Wing provides teachers, children and parents with an opportunity to experience the power of a great story to move children, to introduce them to worlds they would not otherwise encounter, and to inspire them to share their own stories. The School of Education’s long-term goal is to create an event that will build and sustain relationships with teachers, students, librarians, and the wider community to ensure that our impact of Words Take Wing goes well beyond the classroom.
Causes Ying Compestine Supports
The Cancer Research Foundation
Environmental causes -- I'm very concerned about the effects of global warming and the impact of the environment on...