To prepare parents to discuss racism in the United States with their children, internationally renowned anti-racist educator Dr. Enid Lee recommends the board book Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race by Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, and Isabel Roxas. Lee, a Teaching for Change advisor, shares how she introduces the book to parents in the […]
Teaching for Change associate director, Keesha Ceran, and Social Justice Books interns, Becca Townley and Lucy Sieczka, participated in the Hurston/Wright Foundation’s Inaugural #ReadBlackBooks Conference from June 26 – June 30. The #ReadBlackBooks initiative is an effort to push back against the national rise in the banning of books by Black authors in pre-K-12 schools […]
By Paige Pagan and the Social Justice Books Team Enter the children’s section in any bookstore or library and you are bound to see a display of titles from the Little People, BIG DREAMS picture book series. Written for very young readers, they include titles on a range of activists, religious leaders, artists, and entertainers. […]
Our colleague Marilisa Jiménez García wrote an article for The Atlantic about the banning of books that tackle themes of racism and imperialism, including Holocaust literature and survivor testimonies. Also, a Texas law requires teachers to present opposing views about the Holocaust in their classrooms.
In this engaging six minute film, we see a group of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade children learn about issues of identity and apply that to their selection of books. This is an introductory activity for children who are embarking on a classroom library equity assessment. The film features classroom teacher Chanelle Tye with students […]
The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010). In addition to the well-known best seller A People’s History of the United States, Zinn wrote more than 20 books covering topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, labor, the anti-war movement, critiques of prison and policing, and […]