Online Professional Development on East Asia

Book Groups Start September 13th!

Celebrate Graphic Novels and Our Award Winners!
Fall Book Groups start September 13 with two simultaneous series - one on Graphic Novels and another on the 2016 winners of our Freeman Book Awards!

Read and work on your own time; earn professional development hours that count towards study tour requirements!
Boxers & Saints 
by Gene Luen Yang
Graphic Novel Series
September 13 - October 17, 2017
5 Sessions; 10 PD Hours
Register Here

Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea 
by Sungju Lee and Susan McClelland
Freeman Book Award Series - High School/North Korea
September 20 - October 24, 2017
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
Register Here

The Family by Ba Jin
Illustrated by Bozong, Yuqing, and Qinggao. Adapted by Gao Tielin and Wang Lijin. Translated by Wang Lijun.
Graphic Novel Series
October 25 - November 28, 2017
5 Session; 10 PD Hours
Register Here

(First twenty participants who register receive free copies of the graphic novel the Family, first six who register receive a bonus free copy of Kristin Stapleton's book Fact in Fiction: 1920s China and Ba Jin's Family)
Somewhere Among 
by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu
and The Night Parade
by Kathryn Tanquary
Freeman Book Award Series - Middle School/Japan
October 25 - December 5, 2017
6 Session; 12 PD Hours
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Nanjing: The Burning City
by Ethan Young
Graphic Novel Series
November 29 - December 12, 2017
2 Sessions; 4 PD Hours
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My Night in the Planetarium: A True Story about a Child, a Play and the Art of Resistance 
by Innosanto Nagara
Freeman Book Award Series - Elementary/Indonesia
December 13, 2017 - January 2, 2018
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
Register Here 
Such A Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63
by Marcelino Truong
and The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
by Thi Bui
Graphic Novel Series
December 13, 2017 - January 23, 2018
6 Sessions; 12 PD Hours
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The Good Earth 
by Pearl Buck,  Graphic Adaptation by Nick Bertozzi
Graphic Novel Series
January 31, 2018 - February 27, 2018
4 Session; 8 PD Hours
Register Here




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NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. Asia for Educators (AFE) also receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.





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