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National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Co-Sponsored Session
USBBY holds a co-sponsored session at the annual convention of the International Reading Association, held in November, featuring an international author or other expert in the field of literature for children and young adults.

2017 USBBY-NCTE Co-Sponsored Session
Join us for the NCTE co-sponsored session in St. Louis, MO!

On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, USBBY has TWO amazing, back-to-back sessions at NCTE. Come join us for one or both of these eye-opening sessions centered on international storytelling from various perspectives.

Friday, Nov. 17 9:30-10:45am
America's Center Convention Complex 224

Truth-Telling Narratives: The Artistry of Folktales as International Storytelling

Featured Authors: Grace Lin (Little, Brown) and Rashin Kheiriyeh (NorthSouth)


Folklore, as cultural narratives, enables many voices and experiences to be heard and understood. It is agentive in purpose and form. In this USBBY co-sponsored session, renowned storytellers Grace Lin and Rashin Kheiriyeh discuss how their infusion of folklore helps cultivate international and transnational understanding. Successful storytelling strategies will also be shared.

Friday, Nov. 17: 11:00am-12:15pm
America's Center Convention Complex 228

Integrating international narratives into K-12 classrooms: A conversation with USBBY, Andrea Davis Pinkney, and Emma Otheguy


Join Andrea Davis Pinkney (Scholastic) and Emma Otheguy (Lee and Low) in a discussion of the art of storytelling and expanding the literary canon in and out of the classroom. This interactive session will help educators successfully integrate international narratives into K-12 classrooms.

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