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Gutman Library Virtual Book Talk: The Voices of the Trees
Dive into a parallel world of the lives of trees where they show us how we humans harm nature, living beings, resources, the climate, being part of the same ecosystem and causing great damage to our planet.

The trees teach us to be more caring and collaborative with our environment through six different stories developed in a different country within the Americas in different contexts such as a plaza, a park, a school, a museum, and a nature reserve.

This book will help children discover different relevant aspects of global citizenship, a theme that has been recognized as a priority for the curricula of a new educational paradigm. Among these aspects, they will find topics focused on:
* The celebration and integration of diversity.
* Social solidarity with the less fortunate.
* Empathy with others who are different from us.
* Responsibility for planetary sustainability.
* And the validation of feelings of vulnerability and hope.

Join authors Fernando M. Reimers, Ed.M.'84, Ed.D.'88, and Elisa Guerra Ed.M.'21, in conversation about their book!

Please contact myanne_krivoshey@gse.harvard.edu if you have questions/requests regarding accessibility.
Please note that all of Gutman Library virtual events are open to the public and are live-captioned.

Oct 3, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Fernando Reimers, Ed.M.'84, Ed.D.'88
Professor of the Practice in International Education @HGSE
Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of The International Education Policy Program at Harvard University. He is interested in advancing understanding of the ways schools can empower students to participate civically and economically, and to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. He is a member of UNESCOs Commission on the Futures of Education.
Elisa Guerra, Ed.M.'21
Elisa Guerra was named “Best Educator in Latin America” by the Inter-American Development Bank in 2015 and was a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize in 2015 and 2016. She is a member of UNESCO’s International Commission on the Futures of Education. Elisa founded a network of 10 schools in her native México and across Latin America and is also an international speaker and author. She has published more than 25 books and textbooks. Her work was featured in a 2017 Al Jazeera documentary entitled “Mexico: The Power of Early Education.”