Stitching Stories: New Exhibit Featuring Hmong Storycloths
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by Rebecca Ballenger
2d ago
By Daniel Geffre, Editorial Intern, Worlds of Words The Worlds of Words Center exhibit, Stitching Stories: Hmong Customs and Symbols as Told through Storycloths, features traditional Hmong storycloths from the Worlds of Words Mary J. Wong collection along with children’s books and hands-on activities for all ages. This exhibit highlights the oral and textile storytelling […] The post Stitching Stories: New Exhibit Featuring Hmong Storycloths appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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WOW Dozen: Multiple Perspectives on Names and Naming
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by wowstudent
2d ago
By Janine M. Schall, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley People’s names are one of the foundational building blocks of identity. Whether it is a name we are given or one that we choose for ourselves, names can carry multiple layers of meaning, including culture, history, connections to heritage and family, or an expression of […] The post WOW Dozen: Multiple Perspectives on Names and Naming appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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Authors’ Corner: Joe Cepeda
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by wowstudent
1w ago
By Judi Moreillon, Tucson, AZ Joe Cepeda participated in the 15th Annual Tucson Festival of Books in March, 2024. He was a panelist for the “Every Word Counts: Authoring a Picturebook” session. It was in that panel presentation that Joe shared his deeply personal connection to his latest author/illustrated book Rafa Counts on Papá. Joe […] The post Authors’ Corner: Joe Cepeda appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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Louise and Laura: Challenging our Assumptions of Indigenous and Pioneer Life
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by wowstudent
1w ago
By Mandy Medvin, Elizabeth Ford, and Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College, PA., retired faculty “Who’s telling the story? What changes when someone else tells the story?” Videos like this one, “The Trouble with History,” from the Native New York exhibit, a branch of Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, challenge students, teachers and parents to […] The post Louise and Laura: Challenging our Assumptions of Indigenous and Pioneer Life appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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WOW Recommends: Amil and the After
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by wowstudent
1w ago
Amil and the After by Veera Hiranandani is a companion novel to her Newbery Honor book, The Night Diary. That first book told how the twelve-year-old, twins, Amil and Nisha with their father and grandmother, made a harrowing escape from their family home because the British partitioned India in 1947. That meant that since the […] The post WOW Recommends: Amil and the After appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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Indigenous Family Stories
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by wowstudent
1M ago
By Angeline Hoffman, White Mountain Apache Tribe This month I celebrate global children’s books focused on Indigenous families. Today in the U.S. there are 574 different federally recognized Indigenous tribes. While many teachers see the usefulness of celebrating American Indians during October and November holidays (October 14, Indigenous Peoples’ Day and November – Indigenous Heritage […] The post Indigenous Family Stories appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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WOW Dozen: Children’s Books for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage
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by wowstudent
1M ago
By Stephanie E. Mahar, Washington State University Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month occurs every May. The U.S. Congress officially acknowledged the history and contributions of Asian American communities in the United States in 1977. Representative Frank Horton of New York and Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii spearheaded the commemoration to […] The post WOW Dozen: Children’s Books for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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WOW Dozen: Books About Voting
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by wowstudent
1M ago
By Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College (retired), Rebecca Ballenger, Worlds of Words, University of Arizona, Tucson and Aika Adamson, Worlds of Words, University of Arizona, Tucson Voters’ rights vary around the world, with some countries granting universal suffrage while others restrict voting based on criteria such as age, citizenship or criminal record. In the U.S., […] The post WOW Dozen: Books About Voting appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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WOW Dozen: Book About Voting
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by wowstudent
2M ago
By Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Rebecca Ballenger & Aika Adamson, Tucson, AZ Voters’ rights vary around the world, with some countries granting universal suffrage while others restrict voting based on criteria such as age, citizenship or criminal record. In the U.S., voters’ rights have been marked by obstacles like poll taxes, literacy tests and intimidation at […] The post WOW Dozen: Book About Voting appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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An On-going Struggle for Equal Voting Rights
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by Rebecca Ballenger
2M ago
By Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College, retired, and Rebecca Ballenger, Worlds of Words, University of Arizona, Tucson Jane Goodall recently outlined, “Every vote matters, more this year than perhaps any time in history.” As voters from the United States to South Africa, Mexico, India and beyond enter a major election year, Jane urges anyone who […] The post An On-going Struggle for Equal Voting Rights appeared first on Worlds of Words ..read more
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