Global Issues Through Literature Series (GILS)

2022-2023 Series

Graphic Novels in Global Context: Social Justice through Illustration and Text

This reading group for K-16 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place in a hybrid format, with virtual and in-person discussions taking place on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM (EST). A copy of the book and 3 Act 48 credit hours are provided for each session. 
 
Register here or at the tab below.
 

Registration is open to all K-16 educators and administrators. Please note that we are able to fund and distribute books to registrants as funding allows. Registration will remain open after this amount is reached. Registrants will be notified if we are unable to provide them with the reading material.

Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling

by Sabrina Jones & Marc Mauer

Thursday, October 20th, 2022 | 5 PM to 8 PM

Learn more about Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling


*November Book TBD

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 | 5 PM to 8 PM


*January Book TBD

Thursday, January 12th 2023 | 5 PM to 8 PM


They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, & Steven Scott

Thursday, February 16th, 2023 | 5 PM to 8 PM

Learn more about They Called Us Enemy


Daria: A Roma Woman's Journey

by Positive Negatives and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Thursday, March 16th, 2023 | 5 PM to 8 PM

Learn more about Daria: A Roma Woman's Journey


*April Book TBD

Thursday, April 20th, 2023 | 5 PM to 8 PM


Banned Book Club

by Kim Hyun Sook & Ryan Estrada

Thursday, May 18th, 2023 | 5 PM to 8 PM

Learn more about Banned Book Club

For questions about the Global Issues Through Literature Series (GILS), please contact Maja Konitzer at majab@pitt.edu