Anansesem Founder, Summer Edward, to Guest Lecture at Rutgers University

Anansesem founder and editor-in-chief, Summer Edward, was invited to guest teach at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, in spring 2020. Ms. Edward will deliver a week of recorded talks on Caribbean children's and young adult literature, and provide learning resources and online classroom support for students in the Special Topics: International K-12 Books course. Her invitation to guest teach marks the first time Caribbean ChYA literature is being covered in the course, which examines ChYA literature from Africa, China, the Hispanic world, India, Japan and Poland. Plans are in the works for Ms. Edward to join the students and other guest lecturers on their class trip to the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Bologna, Italy.

Taught each spring by Dr. Marc Aronson, assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information and noted Sibert Award-winning author of books for young readers, the online course is offered as a part of Rutgers' online Master of Information program, and has an international enrollment.

As a tertiary educator, Ms. Edward previously taught writing and communications at the University of the West Indies and was a curriculum designer and guest speaker for Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest, a massive open online course (MOOC) for adult learners offered internationally by the Commonwealth Education Trust.

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Anansesem is an online magazine of Caribbean children's and young adult literature by adults and children. We strive to bring you the best in news, reviews and creative content from the world of Caribbean children's publishing.
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