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Spring Online Book Club Explores Taiwan via Graphic Novel /Manga (April 17th, 2024)

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us for an engaging book talk with graphic artist Mark Crilley as he shares his captivating graphic novel, "Lost in Taiwan." Designed specifically for K-12 educators, this innovative work takes readers on an immersive journey through the vibrant landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Taiwan. Through stunning visuals and compelling storytelling, we will explore themes of identity, belonging, and discovery, making this graphic novel a valuable resource for educators seeking to broaden their students' perspectives and foster cross-cultural understanding. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into "Lost in Taiwan" and discover its potential to inspire and enlighten young minds in the classroom. Join author (comic creator) Mark Crilley in discussing this great story of his stay in Taiwan and Crilley will share the original sketches during the talk.

We kindly ask that you read the book before the session to fully engage in the discussion. Upon registration, the first 50 educators will receive a complimentary copy of "Lost in Taiwan" e-book via Kindle. We have limited openings for this webinar. Sign up and mark your calendar now! 
Step into the captivating world of "Lost in Taiwan," a thrilling graphic novel that explores the transformative journey of a reluctant traveler finding himself unexpectedly lost in the bustling streets of Taiwan. As our protagonist, Paul, grapples with the discomfort of being outside his comfort zone, he embarks on a remarkable adventure of self-discovery and cultural exploration. What begins as a frustrating predicament soon evolves into a voyage of growth and enlightenment as Paul navigates the vibrant landscapes and encounters the diverse people of Taiwan. With no GPS to rely on, Paul must rely on his instincts and newfound connections to navigate the winding streets and find his way back to his brother, Theo. Along the way, he discovers unexpected friendships and experiences the beauty of Taiwan's culture and heritage. Through compelling visuals and poignant storytelling, "Lost in Taiwan" invites readers, particularly K-12 educators, to embark on a journey of discovery, emphasizing the importance of stepping outside one's comfort zone and embracing the unknown. Join us for an immersive book talk with graphic artist Mark Crilley as he delves into the captivating narrative and themes of "Lost in Taiwan," offering valuable insights for educators seeking to inspire curiosity and cultural awareness in their students.
This program is offered in conjunction with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia and is supported by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.
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