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Reading Across Cultures Webinar Series: Social Justice
Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award) sponsor a free 60-minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The 2018 Spring Webinar Series focuses on social justice. We encourage educators to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author.


Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille award.

“I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘me too’ again.”

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Officers 2016-2017

  • Chair: Heather Novotny, The Joanne and Richard McGillis School
  • Vice-Chair: Susan Spicer, Salt Lake County Library Services
  • Secretary: Vern Waters, Salt Lake County Library Services
  • Webmaster: Juan Tomás Lee, Utah State Library Division
  • Members-at-large:
    • Safi Safiullah, Salt Lake City Public Library
    • Erica Lake, Hope Fox Eccles Health Library / Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
    • Dale Monobe, School of Library & Information Management, Emporia State University

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