October 10, 2019 5:00 PMUptown Campus
This K-16 Educator workshop is open to teachers, librarians and the community looking to incorporate diverse books into their teaching. Award winning author, Duncan Tonatiuh will engage participants of this workshop in a hands-on approach to incorporating unique story-telling strategies into the classroom. Using his Américas Award winning book, Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight Tonatiuh will share his experience telling this story and others through his unique design reminiscent of ancient codices. Join us as we learn strategies to engage young readers in topics of immigration all while learning about codices from Mesoamerican cultures. The workshop will allow participants to work together on an original codex.
Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex "accordion fold" format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely undercompensated, he receives less than half of the minimum wage! Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community.
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Registration is $5.