We did it! We flew from NYC to Orlando for a whirlwind one-day experience at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Thanks to all who attended our panel, and thanks to my fellow panelists (Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Neesha Meminger, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, and Debby Dahl Edwardson) for making the trip worthwhile!
One interesting question we got from the audience: how does coming from Canada influence your writing about diversity? This was directed at me and Neesha since we both grew up in Toronto…when I get back from Toronto at the end of this week, I’ll write a longer post with the answer…
For those who attended the panel, here’s a list of links that came up during the Q&A:
You can also download Gbemi’s handouts on reading & writing faith, spirituality, and social action with children and teens by visiting her website; the downloads are listed under the heading “News.”