Meet Author & Editor Bobbie Kabuto at the Brooklyn Book Festival! September 17

At Garn Press we are so excited for the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival. Forty thousand readers and we are going to meet them! It is going to be such a great celebration! Garn will be at the BBF September 16th and 17th and we will have lots of books and goods at discount prices. This year’s Festival runs September 11-17, 2017. The heart of the Festival is at Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza; Children’s Day takes place at MetroTech Commons in downtown Brooklyn. There are also Bookend Events stretching citywide. For more information on their venues, click here.

Bobbie Kabuto at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Bobbie Kabuto will be at the festival September 17 and we’ll be featuring her books: Teaching without Testing: Assessing the Complexity of Children’s Literacy Learning available on Amazon ($13.95) and Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum, 20% off the paperback book on Amazon ($11.00). She will be ready to talk about every creative topic you can think of when it comes to young children learning to read and write in public schools.

For Parent’s and Educators

  • Got questions about what’s happening to public schools?
  • Are you thinking of opting-out of all those tests?
  • Wondering how young children learn to read and write?
  • Looking for developmentally appropriate reading and writing activities for little kids?
  • Wondering how to talk with your children about climate change?
  • Garn Press has researchers and teachers who between them have 100 years of thinking about these questions.

Come chat. They are friendly and welcoming and will address your concerns seriously and suggest strategies for responding to them.

About Bobbie Kabuto

Bobbie Kabuto, PH.D., is Associate Professor of Literacy Education in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department at Queens College, City University of New York. She teaches and advises in the B-6 Literacy Program that leads to New York State certification as a B-6 Reading Teacher. Her research interests include the relationships among early bi/literacy, socially constructed identities, and language ideologies. She currently works with families of struggling beginning readers and writers. Her work has been highlighted in journals such as The Reading TeacherThe Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, and Early Childhood Research and Practice. Her book Becoming Biliterate: Identity, Ideology, and Learning to Read and Write in Two Languages was published by Taylor and Francis in July 2010.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-942146-43-8
Paperback: Amazon $11.00 – on sale!
Imprint: People & Society
Genre: Non-Fiction
Anne Haas Dyson (author) & Bobbie Kabuto (editor)

Featured Book

Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum: On Literacy, Diversity, and the Interplay of Children’s and Teacher’s Worldsis part of the Garn Press Women Scholars Series.  Originally printed in 1993 in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Concept Paper Series, Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum revisits Dyson’s powerful concept of a permeable curriculum, a socially constructed learning space created by teachers and children.

Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum is a timeless piece as it is relevant to current moves in education with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  In 2010, the CCSS were released as a set of standards devised to create national benchmarks of student knowledge and skills in literacy and math.  While not specifically mentioning curriculum, the CCSS explicitly outlines what should be taught from kindergarten to grade 12 and, therefore, it has had a major impact on establishing a national curriculum and assessment system led by private, corporate companies.

Challenging the standardization of learning, Dyson asks readers to push back the “curricular curtain” to wonder about the complex social and intellectual work in which children engage when they becomewriters.  The emphasis on becoming focuses on how learning to write is always a dynamic state, as children learn about themselves while they learn about written language.   In Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum,Dyson provides concrete examples of the social and cultural challenges learning to become writers entails.  Dyson highlights how teachers can enact a permeable curriculum so that the worlds of teachers and children come together in instructionally powerful ways

About the Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, it includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors and 200 booksellers in a vibrant Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages.

This year’s Festival runs September 11-17, 2017. The heart of the Festival is at Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza; Children’s Day takes place at MetroTech Commons in downtown Brooklyn. There are also Bookend Events stretching citywide. For more information on their venues, click here.

Brooklyn Book Festival – Children’s Day

When: Saturday, September 16 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Where1 Metrotech Ctr, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Brooklyn Book Festival – Festival Day

When: Sunday, September 17 at 10 AM – 6:30 PM
WhereBrooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St, New York, New York 11201

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