for ages 9 - 12
What is a map? What does a map have to do with telling a story? How can a map help you find your way when you are lost – in the world or in sadness? How can a map help you make sense of the world? We will explore maps and create our own using the NEA Big Read children’s book A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang as our inspiration.
Registration is required. A link to join Teams will be emailed to all registrants a few days before the class.
All registered participants will be contacted to pick up a Mapping Activity Pack at the HPL Children’s Desk or through curbside pick-up. Participants will want to have these materials on hand along with pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, and glue and a space to work for the class.
Copies of A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang are available in print and as ebook for instant download on hoopla through the library, if you would like to read it ahead of time.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Hedberg Public Library is one of 78 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2019 and June 2020. The NEA presents NEA Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.