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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

In this presentation, the speaker explores female protagonists in historical fiction for young adults amid the Japanese occupation and the post-1986 People Power Revolution in the Philippines. Emphasising curiosity as a catalyst for personal agency reveals how curiosity propels the quest for truths, fostering gender and child empowerment and social engagement.

Glenda C. Oris

Glenda C. Oris (Philippines)

Glenda Oris, Assistant Professor at Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Humanities, is a prolific writer of children’s books. Addressing diverse themes like art appreciation, disability, and biodiversity, she advocates for creativity, preservation of local languages, and sexual abuse prevention. Her research delves into sensitive topics in children’s literature, diaspora, and children’s agency in society.Philippines

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