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Teaching American History Bibliographies

Ultimate WeaponCCYAL has partnered with the East Tennessee History Society on a Teaching American History project entitled Enduring Visions. Former CCYAL board member, author and young adult services librarian Ed Sullivan has created bibliographies listing the best of both fiction and information titles on critical periods in American history explored in the fourth year of the Enduring Visions curriculum. Those lists can be viewed on the wiki space created for the teachers involved in the project.


Children’s Literature Scholars to Speak

On Thursday, 10/24, Professor Philip Nel and Karin Westman, two internationally recognized children’s literature scholars will be speaking, from 3:30-5:00pm, in 1210 McClung Tower. Professor Nel, a University Distinguished Professor and the Director of Kansas State University’s Program in Children’s Literature, will give a talk entitled “Not So Simple: The Genius of Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon.” Professor Westman, who is the Head of the Department of English at Kansas State University will be speaking on “Mind the Gap: Harry Potter and the Fantasy (of) Genre.”

Ruta Sepetys to Speak Tuesday October 8th

Ruta Sepetys, author of the acclaimed novel Between Shades of Gray, will speak at the University on Tuesday October 8th at 7pm in the Hodges Library Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Between Shades of Gray is a powerful story inspired by Sepetys' own families' experience in Lithuania under Soviet Occupation during Stalin's brutal dictatorship. Sepetys' second novel, Out of the Easy, combines her "love for New Orleans, historical scandal, and the idea that we are most perfect in our imperfection."

Ruta Sepetys author photo

Between Shades of Gray cover


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