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Book Talk: Dim Sum Warriors: Publishing across Multiple Platforms & the Possibilities of Comics in Education, with Yen Yen Woo & Guests

Dim Sum Warriors is a children’s comic book series about kung fu fighting dumplings which began as interactive bilingual iPad app that supports the learning of Mandarin Chinese and English. It has been praised by Publishers Weekly, Time, and the New York Times and is now also available in print and in other digital formats. The creators, Dr. Yen Yen Woo, a TC alumna and now Associate Professor at Long Island University's College of Education and Information Sciences, and her partner, Colin Goh, will talk about creating and publishing across multiple platforms, as well as the possibilities of comics in education. Also speaking on the panel will be comics-in-education expert Nick Sousanis and curriculum expert Dr. Robert Price. The panel will be introduced by Professor Nancy Lesko, Professor of Education & Maxine Greene Professor, Teachers College.

The Dim Sum Warriors iPad app is available on the App Store. It is also available as an eComic for Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo. Dr Woo and Mr. Goh will be launching the print edition of Dim Sum Warriors, Volume 1 - Enter the Dumpling at this event.

From October 29th to November 18th, they are giving away all eBooks and iPad app issues for free in support of their Kickstarter campaign:

Write reviewers:

"With Lee's delightful illustrations and Goh and Woo's engaging narrative, the characters could have been ingredients in a Waldorf salad and still been interesting."
--Publishers Weekly

"Sodding brilliant!"
--Chris Claremont, legendary writer of the Uncanny X-Men

"What a great app! My kids and I loved tapping the interactive word balloons and switching back and forth between the languages!"
--Gene Luen Yang, National Book Award nominee and Eisner Award-winning writer, American Born Chinese

"...it's hilarious... It not only has the usual entertainment reach of a kid-oriented manga title, it has built-in value for parents and educators around the world."
--Rob Salkowitz, author, Comic-Con and The Business of Pop Culture

"Dim Sum Warriors is an outstanding application of digital technology, as an artform and a teaching tool."
--Ana Visneski, blogger, Flipthe Media.com: At the Crossroads of Media, Culture, and Technology

Yen Yen Woo received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, and is now an Associate Professor at the College of Education and Information Sciences at Long Island University, C.W. Post. A former attorney with qualifications in Singapore, England and New York, COLIN GOH is now a full time writer and multimedia producer. Together, they also wrote, directed, and produced the feature film ‘Singapore Dreaming’, which won the Montblanc Screenwriters Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at the Asian-American International Film Festival in New York, and the Best Asian Film Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film has also been screened at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, as well as in numerous cinemas worldwide. They are currently writing and publishing Dim Sum Warriors, a comic series which is available in over 50 countries in multiple formats.

Nick Sousanis teaches the comics in education course at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is writing and drawing his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Nick has been a passionate advocate for comics in education through his academic journal publications and national conference presentations.

Robert Price is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Northern Valley Schools Consortium in New Jersey. Dr. Price earned his MA in Fine Arts from Montclair State College, a M. Ed. in Science Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education, and his Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. A Technology Coordinator for a K-8 school district, Dr. Price is also a member of the board of the New Jersey Staff Development Council and has served on the board of directors of the New Jersey Business/Industry Science Education Consortium (NJBISEC). Before entering the field of staff development, he taught science at the high school and middle school levels, computer studies and also in Gifted and Talented programs. He is a Panelist for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, (NAEP), and a 2003 Governor’s Teacher Recognition Honoree.

Follow the speakers on Twitter: Yen Yen Woo, Robert Price, and Nick Sousanis.

This book talk event is sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and Gottesman Libraries.

Please rsvp no later than Tuesday, December 4th.

Where: 305 Russell

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