University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Challenging Stereotypes and Misconceptions through Books

Children's and young adult books can be used to challenge common misconceptions about the world and to question misunderstandings about the natural world and scientific principles. Both instructional strategies and titles of books will be shared as resources to facilitate dialogue about complex topics such as stereotypes, bias, diversity and social justice.

Christine Draper

Christine is an Instructional Designer at Nevada State College. She supports faculty and departments with course design, professional development, faculty learning communities, and more.

Michelle Reidel

Michelle Reidel is an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at Georgia Southern University. She loves to read and introduce future teachers to the powerful world of children’s book and young adult literature

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Heather Scott

As a former high school science teacher and mother of three, I bring my love of books and reading into my classroom to spark the interest of and provide examples for preservice teachers. In addition, I work in a variety of classrooms using literature to generate questions that drive students to “find out more”! My own children, 16, 14 and 8 are book lovers above all else and are on the road to lifelong learning!

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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