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WCTC’s Early Childhood Education Club to host Global Adventures through Literacy

Online event slated for Tuesday evening, April 13

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Wednesday, March 31, 2021) – Waukesha County Technical College’s Early Childhood Education Club will host a special virtual event, Global Adventures through Literacy, on Tuesday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This online webinar features an engaging presentation by Wisconsin-based children's book authors Miranda and Baptiste Paul.

The husband-and-wife team has traveled the world and published several children's books together -- and individually -- about their international adventures.

The authors will share their love of reading and ways to promote global learning and diversity in the classroom through literature.


About the authors:

  • Award-winning author Miranda Paul has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books including “One Plastic Bag,” “Water is Water,” “I Am Farmer,” “Nine Months” and others. Her book,​“Whose Hands Are These?” was an International Literacy Association Teacher’s Choice and her edited poetry collection, ​“Thanku: Poems of Gratitude,” was a 2020 American Library Association notable title for all ages. She is a frequent presenter at schools around the world and is co-founding member of We Need Diverse Books.
  • Baptiste Paul is a Caribbean-born author of three books for children. His debut picture book, “The Field,” received starred reviews from Kirkus, The Horn Book and Booklist. His picture book biography, “I Am Farmer,” chronicles the work of Cameroonian environmentalist Tantoh Nforba. Baptiste was born and raised on the island of Saint Lucia, and he is a native Creole/Patois speaker.

Global Adventures through Literacy is free and is open to anyone; however, for those working in the field of early childhood education, registry credit is available. To join the presentation on April 13 at 6:30 p.m., use the following Zoom link: This event is eligible for Registry Continuing Education Credit; those seeking credit should have their Registry number available to enter during the event.

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit