Global Read Webinar Series

Annual Global Read Webinar Series

Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award) sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. We encourage educators to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author.

The Américas Award will kick off the 2021 Global Read Webinar Series on Tuesday, January 12 (7:00-8:00 PM EST) with a conversation with Aida Salazar, author of 2020 Américas Award Honorable Mention title The Moon Within.

Aida Salazar sets a new standard for the coming of age novel with this expertly crafted debut novel that reflects many of the realities that young people of color face today. Written in verse, this novel is artfully done and accessible; a must read for all gender identities. By fore fronting menstruation, Salazar helps to normalize what is still considered taboo in the 21st century while reminding us that we are a small part of something much greater. Join us and hear Salazar share her book 2019 book, The Moon Within (Grades 4 and up).

REGISTER NOW for the 2021 Global Read Webinar Series!
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Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2021ReadingAcrossCultures.

2020 Américas Award Sponsors
The awards are administered by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and coordinated by both Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies. Generous support is also provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.