Myra Bacsal
University Professor, UAE

Dr Myra Garces-Bacsal is the Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Education at the United Arab Emirates University. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she served as a teacher educator in Singapore where she taught for eleven years. She served as Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) held annually in Singapore from 2011-2019 and currently serves as the International Advisor-at-Large for the AFCC. Dr. Bacsal has a vibrant website on children’s literature and young adult fiction (www.gatheringbooks.org) where she shares her Social and Emotional Learning Bookshelf consisting of multicultural and international picturebooks from all over the world.