REIYL Spaces

Researchers Exploring Inclusive Youth Literature are a collective of students, early career and established researchers who facilitate knowledge exchange on issues of inclusion, equity and justice in youth literature and media. These Manchester Museum conversations will focus on race and racism in depictions of museum spaces in youth literature.

Mapping REIYL and Imagined Spaces with Rita Faire

Join us for the third MM x REIYL spaces event. Make your own mini-book by imagining shared with other people from different places and communities.

 

July 28th, 2:30 pm BST, on Zoom.

Age group: 7-13 (you need to be able to use scissors independently)

Parents and carers are welcome to join us too.

Materials Needed: Paper, scissors, tools to draw and colour.

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This third MM x REIYL Spaces event is a creative workshop led by  Rita Faire.

In this interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to make your own mini-book by imagining shared with other people from different places and communities.

 

Materials Needed: Paper, scissors, tools to draw and colour.

 

There will be a small break in the middle and then participants will have an opportunity to share descriptions of where they are (without actually saying where they are!) and others will create imagination maps based on the descriptions.

 

The workshop will take place on Zoom: click here to register on Eventbrite

A Conversation with Danielle Jawando on Museum Spaces, Inclusion and Belonging

 

Join us as we host the second conversation of REIYL spaces with Danielle Jawando on Museum Spaces, Inclusion and Belonging. 

Thursday 8 July, 2.30pm (BST) - 3.30pm (BST) - Online (Zoom)

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This second talk is with Danielle Jawando, an author, screenwriter and Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

In 2015, Danielle worked on Coronation Street as a storyline writer and has had several short plays performed at the King’s Arms in Manchester and Stratford Circus in London. Her short story Kyle’s City (for children aged 5 to 7) was commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on iplayer in 2017. Her first nonfiction book for children, a biography about the life of Maya Angelou, was published by Laurence King in 2019. Danielle has also written several short stories for muddle grade readers, that have been published in Aquila’s children’s magazine. Her debut YA novel And The Stars Were Burning Brightly, was published by Simon & Schuster last year. And the Stars Were Burning Brightly has gone on to be long-listed for the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the YA Book Prize, the Jhalak Children’s and YA Prize, the Branford Boase Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. It also won best senior novel in the 2021 Great Reads Award. Her second novel for Young Adults, When Our Worlds Collided, will be published in 2022.

The Colored Girl's Quest: Finding Mirrors in Museums

Watch author and educator Zetta Elliott for a conversation about her picture book MILO'S MUSEUM

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photo © Dr Zetta Elliott

'All children search for affirming images of themselves in their community, and gatekeepers have a duty to reflect a range of perspectives. When institutions and industries fall short, community-based publishing offers marginalized groups the opportunity to construct their own mirrors and tell their own organic stories.'

 

Born in Canada, Zetta Elliott moved to the US in 1994 to pursue her PhD in American Studies at NYU. She is the author of over thirty books for young readers, including the award-winning picture books Bird and Melena’s Jubilee. Dragons in a Bag, a middle grade fantasy novel, was named an American Library Association (ALA) Notable Children’s Book and has been nominated for Young Reader’s Choice Awards in seven states. The sequel, The Dragon Thief, was named one of the best books of 2019 by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies, including Show Us Your Papers, We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices and New Daughters of Africa; her young adult poetry collection, Say Her Name, was named a 2020 “Best of the Best” title by the Black Caucus of the ALA. Her latest picture book, A Place Inside of Me, was named a Notable Poetry Book by the National Council of Teachers of English. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in children's literature; her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. She currently lives in Evanston, IL.

 

Organised by Breanna McDaniel from REIYL - Researchers Exploring Inclusive Youth Literature and hosted by Manchester Museum.

REIYL Spaces.

Researchers Exploring Inclusive Youth Literature are a collective of students, early career and established researchers who facilitate knowledge exchange on issues of inclusion, equity and justice in youth literature and media. These Manchester Museum conversations will focus on race and racism in depictions of museum spaces in youth literature.