Global Read Webinar Series 2023

World Area Book Awards


Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award) sponsor a 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards. Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #ReadingAcrossCultures.  All sessions are free and open to the public. All times listed refer to Eastern Standard Time (EST). Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and African Studies Outreach Council, The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia To view past webinars, please click here.

All webinars begin at 7:00 PM EST unless otherwise noted.

February 18 at 1:00 pm ESTAfricana Book Award WebinarThe Kaya Girl by Mamle Wolo
March 29 at 7:00 PM ESTAméricas Award WebinarBarefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda DobbsView the webinar here.
April 18 at 7:00 PM ESTSouth Asia Book Award WebinarBorn Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman
May 2 at 7:00 PM ESTFreeman Book Award WebinarStrike the Zither by June HeView the webinar here.
June 7 at 7:00 PM EST Webinar postponed!Middle East Outreach Book Award WebinarTravelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix
by Aminah Mae Safi