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Session Description: What does it mean to live in the United States knowing that your family had nothing to do with pilgrims or covered wagons? We’ll use the poetry collection My Childrens to raise questions about what it means to live in the US as a person of color, as a Hispanic person, as a Latinx. The collection contains poems and teaching resources, so that each poem is followed by a non-fiction comment, several comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and various “Look it Up!” suggestions. Come explore culturally relevant teaching materials and strategies about the Latinx experience.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Adela Najarro is an author and educator whose poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including the University of Arizona Press anthology The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry. She is the author of Split Geography (2015), Twice Told Over (2015), and My Childrens (2017) and the co-editor of Fostering Habits of Mind in Today's Students (2015). Dr. Najarro coordinates the Puente Project at Cabrillo College, a program designed to support Latinidad in all its aspects, while preparing community college students to transfer to four year universities. She holds a doctorate in literature and creative writing from Western Michigan University and an MFA from Vermont College.