Bamboo People Global Read Event a Huge Success
On Wednesday, January 12th, Primary Source launched an innovative, all-online Global Read book discussion. Over 120 people from across the country registered for the chance to join Mitali Perkins in a discussion of her young adult novel, Bamboo People. As part of the web-based discussion forum, one teacher wrote, "Thank you, Primary Source, for this opportunity for an online book discussion, and, thank you, Mitali, for writing a book that makes our students ponder uncomfortable realities like repressive governments, third world people, and war and human conflict."
Then, educators, parents, and students joined Mitali on January 19th for a one-hour live online chat. This was a truly unique opportunity and an engaging discussion! Couldn't make it to the live chat on January 19th? View a full recording online.
Also, be sure to check out the special companion resource guide created by the Primary Source Library. It includes recommended books, films, and websites related to Bamboo People.
We are very pleased to announce that our next Global Read will take place in early March, when we'll discuss The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez. This young adult novel follows a 14-year-old Cuban girl sent by her parents to live in the United States during the tumultuous period of 1960s Cuba. We'll have more information soon - stay tuned for details!