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  • David J. Smith: If... A mindbending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers
  • Wednesday • April 13, 2016
  • 3:45 pm
  • In Town

Join award winning Children's and Young Adult author David J Smith for a fun reading and Q&A.

Suitable for ages 7+, all welcome.

David J Smith is an educator, writer, consultant and the author of 6 books.

Smith taught English, geography and social studies for over 25 years. He achieved national recognition for his method of teaching seventh graders to draw maps from memory. This approach is explained in his curriculum "Mapping the World by Heart." Since 1992, he has been working as a full time educational consultant. He lectures on informational technologies, geography and global issues for teachers, parents, students and others through the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Smith was born in Boston and now lives in Vancouver, BC. 

Awards & Recognition:

Recognized by NBC's Today Show, the LA Times and the Associated Press for the success of his curriculum.

He has written articles for The New York Times Education Life section, The International Educator and The World Paper.

In 1992, Smith won the US Department of Education's “A+ for Breaking the Mold” Award for his work.

Smith's book If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World's People, illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong, has won a number of awards:

  • Premio H.C.Andersen Award in 2003 for the Italian Edition.
  • International Reading Association Children's Book Award 2003
  • IRA and Children's Book Council Children's Choice Book for 2003
  • International Reading Association Teachers' Choice Book
  • National Parenting Publications Awards—Gold Award Winner 2003
  • Smithsonian Magazine "Notable Book of the Year"
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