The Archives & Special Collections unit of the Library is pleased to host a series of programs to give College of Staten Island authors an opportunity to discuss their book-length publications.
David Allen • Curriculum and Instruction Department
Protocols in the Classroom: Tools to Help Students Read, Write, Think, and Collaborate (with co-authors Tina Blythe, Alan Dichter, and Terra Lynch) Teachers College Press, 2018.
This book describes a range of protocols for classroom discussion and collaboration. It includes case studies from K-12 classrooms across the country to illustrate how the protocols can be used to transform classroom discourse from primarily teacher-led to student-led.
Charles Liu. • Physics and Astronomy Department
StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond (with editors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jeffrey Simons) National Geographic, reprint edition 2019.
StarTalk: Young Readers Edition (with co-author Neil deGrasse Tyson and editor Shelby Alinsky). National Geographic, abridged 2018.
These books successfully translate into book form the popular podcast and multi-Emmy nominated television show StarTalk, a program that educates and entertains at the intersection of science and pop culture. The books convey information of academic value in entertaining ways; one for an adult audience and the other for children.
Lara Saguisag • English Department
Incorrigibles and Innocents: Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics. Rutgers, 2018.
Drawing from and building on histories and theories of childhood, comics, and Progressive Era conceptualizations of citizenship and nationhood, Lara Saguisag demonstrates that child characters in comic strips expressed and complicated contemporary notions of who had a right to claim membership in a modernizing, expanding nation.
Barry Sheinkopf • English Department
Make It Good: The Stories in My Early Life. Full Court Press, 2018.
We all life through moments that we later realize had a beginning, a middle, and an end, moments that taught us a little something about what it means to be human. This book is about those moments, stripped of the superfluous.