Parent Coffee with Author Anne Sibley O'Brien Thursday, April 27

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Author Anne Sibley O’Brien Parent Coffee

Thursday, April 27

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Nance Room, Upper School

Guest of GUS Diversity Committee


Please join us for a parent and faculty coffee in the Nance Assembly Room, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Download Book Order Form here.

“My career creating multicultural children’s books is a direct response to my childhood in Korea, which kindled in me a fascination for the beauty and glory of human differences, and a passion for the truth that, across our differences, we are all one human family. We belong to each other. That’s what I’m trying to get to, through all my work.”


Anne Sibley O’Brien Full Visit Schedule:

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Parent and faculty coffee in Nance Assembly Room

“Books as Bridges” — How children learn about difference, racial identity development and the neuroscience of bias, and how to use multicultural literature to spark conversations on race, culture, and other differences. Recommended book lists provided.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Kindergarten and 1st grade

I’m New Here — Three immigrant children confront the challenge of adjusting to a new language, culture, and school, with support from their classmates.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 2nd and 3rd grade

The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea — In a graphic novel adaptation of this traditional adventure tale, a Korean folk hero challenges government corruption and champions the common people.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 4th and 5th grade

After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance — Portraits of fifteen activists around the world show how Gandhi’s message and methods have been applied.



Whitney Buckley