2018 Children's Literature Lecture - Nurturing Roots of Self & Culture in Our Children Through Stories About Us by Suchen Christine Lim
2018 Children's Literature Lecture - Nurturing Roots of Self & Culture in Our Children Through Stories About Us by Suchen Christine Lim

AFCC introduces a new programme this year, the AFCC Lecture series, conducted by experts in the field of children and young adult literature.

Each lecture session is ticketed individually.

  • Early bird rates available for AFCC lectures.
  • AFCC Festival Pass holders enjoy a 40% discount off regular ticket prices for AFCC Lectures. Purchase an AFCC Festival Pass and receive the discount code in your confirmation email. 

The full programme line-up will be announced in mid-June.

6 Sep 2019 (Fri)

6.00pm - 7.30pm
L16, The Pod Lecture

Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love

Featuring: Philip Nel

As childhood is where the psyche becomes susceptible (or more resistant) to racism, children’s books are one of the best instruments to combat this social ill. To better educate adults who resist considering that beloved children’s literature may harbour racist content, Philip Nel will cover the “hate mail” inspired by his 2017 book on The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature and the Need for Diverse Books, and offer pedagogical strategies in response.

Add to Calendar 09/06/2019 06:00PM 09/06/2019 07:30PM Asia/Singapore Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love

As childhood is where the psyche becomes susceptible (or more resistant) to racism, children’s books are one of the best instruments to combat this social ill. To better educate adults who resist considering that beloved children’s literature may harbour racist content, Philip Nel will cover the “hate mail” inspired by his 2017 book on The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature and the Need for Diverse Books, and offer pedagogical strategies in response.

L16, The Pod