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China on our Minds and in our Classrooms book club

Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

This book club is open to current K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers. The registration fee of $10 includes a copy of the book, a light dinner, 4 clock hours, and resources. Once you register below, you will receive a notification email confirming your spot. You will receive instructions on how to complete your registration by sending a check made out to the “University of Washington”. Once your check is received, a copy of the book will be mailed to you along with a short assignment to complete prior to the meeting.

Book: Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve by Lenora Chu

Locations and dates:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Squalicum High School Room D101, 3773 E McLeod Rd, Bellingham 98226

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Stadium High School Room 123, 111 North E Street, Tacoma 98403

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, University of Washington Thomson Hall Room 317, King Lane Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4:15 PM – 7:15 PM, Issaquah Valley Elementary Training Room (IVE P6), 555 NW Holly St, Issaquah, 98027


  • a copy of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

  • resource packet

  • four free Washington State OSPI clock hours

  • light supper

  • parking is free or provided for free at all locations

Book club facilitator:  

Tese Wintz Neighbor‘s keen interest in China goes back to 1979 when she first ventured there – followed by a move to Beijing in the early 1980s where she worked as an editor for China Pictorial Magazine and English teacher at Beijing University. After moving to Seattle to pursue her MA in China Regional Studies, she taught East Asian History and Culture for more than 10 years at Seattle-area colleges. For 17 years, Tese worked as the Senior Director of Professional Development for the World Affairs Council and as an ongoing NCTA Seminar leader (and book club facilitator) for the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington. In her spare time, she leads tours across Asia for Geographic Expeditions and writes curriculum for K-12 educators.  Tese has led more than 50 educational tours to China.

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