Building a Global Bookshelf Project: School-based Programs

The United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD, 2003-2012) continues as part of the UN Literacy for All Campaign. To support this effort, the Northeast Global Education Center designed the Building a Global Shelf Project for children in pre-kindergarten to grade six. This school-based project presents international children’s books. For this series, American and British professors along with a locally acclaimed author and illustrator combined talents to develop global literacy awareness with the children at Salem State University’s Horace Mann Laboratory School. International conferences held in the United States, Canada, England, Northern Ireland, and Belgium have featured the Global Bookshelf Project as a model that promotes the goals of the United Nations Literacy Decade.

Scotland’s Best: Grey Friar’s Bobby, A Classic Tale of Loyalty
Reader: Dr. Richard T. Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Geography
Place: Horace Mann Laboratory School, Room 312
Date: December 4, 2012
Time: 12 pm

If You Lived Here: Houses from Around the World
Presenter: Author and Illustrator: Giles Laroche
Place: Martin Luther King Room
Date: February 27, 2013
Time: 10 am

Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book: What is Yours?
Reader: Avril Brock, Principal Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Facilitator: Louise Swiniarski, Professor, School of Education, Childhood Education
Place: Horace Mann Laboratory School, Room 312
Date: May 1, 2013
Time: 10 am

Stories Told in the Many Languages of the Caribbean
Presenter: Louise Swiniarski, Professor, School of Education, Childhood Education
Place: Horace Mann Laboratory School, Room 312
Date: TBA