From January 8, 2019 until February 11, 2019, the OISE Library will welcome the Horizons Exhibit, a collection of beautifully illustrated multilingual childrens’ stories from The Best of All Worlds. Each story is written in its heritage language and accompanied by French and English translations. The Horizons Exhibit is a celebration of diversity that reinforces what it means to be Canadian, embracing the many languages and cultures in our everyday life.
Selected stories from The Horizons Exhibit will be on display on the 3rd floor of the OISE Library in the Oversized Curriculum Resources area.
The curator of the Horizons exhibit is Dr. Gina Valle, a graduate of OISE. After completing her doctoral studies at OISE, Dr. Valle went on to author several books, curate two multilingual exhibits, and produce a multi-faith documentary. She is the Founder of Diversity Matters where she works with schools, organizations and public service agencies to address issues of equity and inclusion.
Copies of The Best of All Worlds and the supporting curriculum resource materials (The Best of All Worlds Curriculum Resource Guide, and the Activity Guide for FSL Teachers) are on order for the OISE Library’s Curriculum Resources Collection.
Instructors interested in having Dr. Valle join their class to discuss how teachers can effectively integrate multilingual books in the classroom can book a time online, through the Diversity Matters website.