Last summer, Meg received a Global Teacher Fellowship award to travel to France and Italy and study the homes of fairy tales like Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Sleeping Beauty. You can read an article about the Fellowship here.
Meg returned with many ideas for the elementary school classroom. This February, WCAX covered one in-school "expedition" in their story Welcome to Paris.
Join us on the 12th to find out more about France, Italy, fairy tales and using them in schools. This talk is free and open to the public. We will have discounts on books and certificates available for teachers who are able to use this workshop for continuing education credits.
Want to learn more before the talk? Here are some resources to check out:
- Recommended Books from Meg. Articles related to the recommended book list:
- School Library Journal interview with Chris Duffy on Fairy Tale Comics
- Book Lust interview with illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky
- An article we did not expect to be inspired by Trina Schart Hyman, in Horn Book (authors respond to bad reviews)
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Ruth Sanderson
- Review (with pictures) of Yummy: Eight Fairy Tales Retold from the Books4YourKids blog.
- Other Recommended Reading from Meg:
- Multicultural Cinderella Stories, article by Mary Northrup for the American Library Association
- The University of Notre Dame course ENGL- 201118 Reinventing the Fairy Tale offers lecture notes and readings free through OpenCourseWare
- "Beauties and Beasts ‘Tales From the Brothers Grimm,’ and More" By Maria Tatar. Published: November 8, 2013 in the New York Times
- “Why Fairy Tales Matter: The Performative and the Transformative” by Maria Tatar.
- Two fun posts: