Reading to Make a Difference February 2020

DATE: February 5, 2020

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: WCU at Biltmore Park Room 346


PRESENTER:  Lester Laminack


When readers stand in their own worldview, unable to see or conceive of any other perspective, a book can be a bridge.  The right book, at the right time, can span the divide between where the readers stand in this moment and alternate views, new ideas, and options not yet considered. As a bridge, the book enables readers to span the divide between their current thoughts, views, beliefs, or attitudes about and living in the world.  Together we will explore a collection of children’s literature to help students speak freely, think deeply, and take action. We will explore the use of children’s literature to lead children to speak freely. L. Laminack is Professor Emeritus, Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina where he received two awards for excellence in teaching. Lester is now a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States and abroad.  If you have questions contact Candie Sellers at or 828.774.5681, ext. 26.  Contact Hours: 5