Event Title

Children's Book

Location

CSU 255

Start Date

11-4-2017 11:05 AM

End Date

11-4-2017 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs

Student's College

Education

Mentor's Name

Jenny Ruth Dawley

Mentor's Department

Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs

Mentor's College

Education

Description

The purpose of the children book I wrote and illustrated is to introduce students living in Minnesota to a non-Western culture and to the different intersectional realities that people face when living with special needs and in poverty. The book is meant to be part of an art unit of study where students learn about Bolivia and texture. The main character is a child who is visually impaired. Throughout the story, she shares her story and a traditional recipe. The book concludes with a positive affirmation of the main character despite any hardships that she might encounter. I wrote this book in Spanish and English to reach a bigger audience. The illustrations have a tactile quality. Most of them were made with a variety of materials, but mostly felt and paper. In the process of writing the book, I discovered an immense joy to share my culture, new ways to communicate, and alternative routes to reach students with special needs. After this experience, I feel the need to be an advocate for special-ed students and multicultural education.

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Children's Book

CSU 255

The purpose of the children book I wrote and illustrated is to introduce students living in Minnesota to a non-Western culture and to the different intersectional realities that people face when living with special needs and in poverty. The book is meant to be part of an art unit of study where students learn about Bolivia and texture. The main character is a child who is visually impaired. Throughout the story, she shares her story and a traditional recipe. The book concludes with a positive affirmation of the main character despite any hardships that she might encounter. I wrote this book in Spanish and English to reach a bigger audience. The illustrations have a tactile quality. Most of them were made with a variety of materials, but mostly felt and paper. In the process of writing the book, I discovered an immense joy to share my culture, new ways to communicate, and alternative routes to reach students with special needs. After this experience, I feel the need to be an advocate for special-ed students and multicultural education.

Recommended Citation

Bornholdt, Natalia. "Children's Book." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 11, 2017.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2017/oral-session-06/1