Online Professional Development on East Asia
Explore New Titles and 
Favorites from East Asian Literature

Our Spring Book Groups!
We are pleased to offer new book groups in three categories: the 2017 Freeman Book Award Winners, our popular Graphic Novel Series and titles exploring East Asian literature. 

Read and work on your own time; earn professional development hours that count towards study tour requirements. We hope you will join us!
Bronze and Sunflower
by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Meilo So, translated by Helen Wang
Freeman Book Award Series - China/Middle School
February 1 - 22, 2018
3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours
Moderator: Karen Kane
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Barefoot Gen (Vol II) 
by Keiji Nakazawa
Graphic Novel Series
February 28 - March 21, 2018
3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours
Moderator: Elyssa Faison
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The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball
by Dori Jones Yang
Freeman Book Award Series - China/High School
March 1 - 22, 2018
3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours
Moderator: Karen Kane
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Voices of East Asia: Korea 
edited by Margaret Childs and Nancy Hope
Resources for Teaching East Asia
March 14 - April 11, 2018
3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours
Moderator: Nancy Hope
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Chinese Literature: An Introduction
by Ihor Pidhainy
Resources for Teaching East Asia
March 28 - May 2, 2018
6 Sessions; 12 PD Hours
Moderator: Lynn Kalinauskas
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The Crane Girl
by Curtis Manley, illustrated by Lin Wang
and  Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet
by Sanae Ishida
Freeman Book Award Series - Japan/Elementary School
March 28 - April 24, 2018
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
Moderator: Nancy Hope and Curtis Manley
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Pyongyang
by Guy Delisle
Graphic Novel Series
April 4 - 25, 2018
3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours
Moderators: Karen Kane with guest expert, Charles Armstrong
Register Here 




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Asia for Educators (AFE) receives generous funding for professional development on East Asia from the Freeman Foundation. AFE is a member of  The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)  , which is generously funded by the Freeman Foundation as a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. AFE also receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education.



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