Lectures & Talks

Tell-A-Tale with Friends

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
College Events
Open to:
TC Community

Join us for read-aloud sessions for children of all ages every Monday and Wednesday (2pm EDT). Dr. Ayesha Rabadi-Raol (Ed.D. '20, Early Childhood Teacher Education) will read culturally relevant children’s picture books followed by a discussion and/or activities. We will include books discussing race, class, gender, (dis)ability, and various critical multicultural experiences. 

We are now launching “Tell-a-Tale with Friends” which will include guest readers with English as well as multilingual/bilingual books and also children who will read their favorite books. As always, Ayesha will add a creative activity or engagement inspired by each read-aloud.

This week 11-year-old Rujun Ali will read My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems (Author, Illustrator)

Interested in being a guest reader as part of the Tell-A-Tale with Friends series? Email Ayesha at on how to participate!

About Ayesha Rabadi-Raol
Orginally from India, Rabadi-Raol has a background in commercial art and more than 18 years of experience working with young children. At TC, she has explored the experiences of “transnational” immigrant student teachers, whom she wants to help “take advantage of TC as a place of activism and change to provide a platform for socially and historically marginalized populations.” Ayesha is also an Assistant Professor at Sonoma State University in California. Read a story about Rabadi-Raol that appeared on TC’s website in summer 2018 .

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