Kanopy Picks for Festival of Literary Diversity

May 1st – 15th was Festival of Literary Diversity. Check out one of these FREE-to-stream videos on the topic of literary diversity.

These videos are available through TBPL’s new video streaming service Kanopy, available on your smart TV, Roku, tablet, and more. Each month, you can view four different films from this service. Visit our webpage for more info and how to get started.

The Celtic World – Medieval Irish Literature : The early Irish prized literary skill just as much as prowess in warfare, and lords were judged by the quality of poet they could hire. This lecture gives a glimpse into the diverse genres of Irish literature, from epics about mythological heroes to exciting tales designed to warn kings about the dangers of ruling unjustly.

Love Between the Covers : In LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS, Laurie Kahn turns her insightful eye towards another American pop culture phenomenon: the romance industry. This documentary offers fascinating insights into the history and popularity of this female-centric literary world.

Literacy Collection – Inside Reading and Writing : Reading Conferences’ is part of a series of films from Stenhouse Publishers. In her book In the Company of Children, Joanne Hindley invites you inside her third-grade New York City classroom to “have a look” as she describes her reading and writing workshops. Joanne extends the invitation once again through a series of four video programs that give you a close-up look at mini-lessons and conferences during those workshops.

KANOPY KIDS PICKS

I Can Be President – A Kid’s-Eye View : Winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Program, I CAN BE PRESIDENT is an animated documentary featuring a diverse group of children who share candid, even profound thoughts on subjects such as ethics, civics, diversity, war, leadership, and becoming an adult.

Language of Belonging – Wadu Matyidi : In this short animated film we’re taken back to pre-contact times (early 1800s) when Adnyamathanha children of the Flinders Ranges were inspired, schooled and entertained by their interactions with ‘country’. The characters in the story are three adventurous Adnyamathanha kids who set out for a day of exploration near their camp.

Waabiny Time – Keeping Walang : Keeping Walang – Staying Healthy is part of a series of films from Australian Children’s Television Foundation. Waabiny Time (Series 2) is a children’s variety program that celebrates Noongar Language in a community and family themed environment. The presenters, Kylie Farmer and Lee West, entertain children between ages 3 to 6 and take them on a colourful adventure with stories, songs, dance and craft activities. The production aims to entertain, preserve Indigenous language while telling stories, and showcase the rich diversity of Indigenous culture and creative talent. Waabiny Time is the first Indigenous early childhood language program and involved early childhood educators and Noongar language specialists in every stage of the project. Each episode, each segment, and each sentence has been crafted to address the learning needs of young people and familiarise them with Indigenous language.

Waabiny Time – Koort Kwobikin – Celebrate : Koort Kwobikin – Celebrate’ is part of a series of films from Australian Children’s Television Foundation. Waabiny Time (Series 2) is a children’s variety program that celebrates Noongar Language in a community and family themed environment. The presenters, Kylie Farmer and Lee West, entertain children between ages 3 to 6 and take them on a colourful adventure with stories, songs, dance and craft activities. The production aims to entertain, preserve Indigenous language while telling stories, and showcase the rich diversity of Indigenous culture and creative talent. Waabiny Time is the first Indigenous early childhood language program and involved early childhood educators and Noongar language specialists in every stage of the project. Each episode, each segment, and each sentence has been crafted to address the learning needs of young people and familiarise them with Indigenous language.


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