Nov 23, 2011

The Importance of World Mindedness

Children's author, David Julian Smith,
will speak on
The Importance of World Mindedness
on Monday, December 5, 2011,
from noon to 1pm
at Kauai Community College
in OCET 106.

The presentation is free and the community is invited to attend.

David J. Smith is the author of three best-selling children's books, If The World Were A Village, If America Were A Village, and This Child Every Child. If the World Were a Village, published in 2002, has sold about a million copies in North America, and has been translated in 21 languages other than English – including Chinese and Braille. This Child Every Child, a picture book for children about children’s rights, has been endorsed by UNICEF. Smith has spoken around the world at schools, colleges, bookstores, and professional meetings. More than a decade ago, Smith addressed about 600 teachers as the keynote speaker for a program for Hawaii teachers held at Kamehameha School. His presentation at KCC looks at the concept of world-mindedness and why it's so important for us and our children. He will also look at the idea of the "global village", and all the interesting and surprising things he has discovered in his research. He will show the animation of If the World Were A Village, which was produced for UNICEF's International Day of Children's Broadcasting, then talk about the books and answer questions. David Smith was KCC Chancellor Helen Cox’s ninth grade English teacher and the teacher she most credits for instilling her love of learning, literature, and writing.

Posted by:
Cammie Matsumoto

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