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 […]
The Zinn Education Project, coordinated by Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools, has released a report on Reconstruction which reveals that this pivotal time in history gets scant attention in the state standards. Therefore, teachers and parents need resources to teach outside the textbook about Reconstruction. At Social Justice Books, we have compiled a list […]
Dozens of educators in the 2022 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Curriculum Fair will receive free books. This is thanks to the generosity of publishers who donated titles related to the Black Lives Matter 13 Principles.
Teaching for Change staff member Paige Pagan and our colleague Marilisa Jiménez García wrote an article for Refinery 29 about the disproportionate number of books by authors of color being banned as part of the recent anti-history (anti-CRT) attacks.
We are pleased to share that there is a new and improved edition available of Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The new edition include edits made by author Dee Romito, based on feedback from SNCC veteran and Eyes on the Prize series associate producer Judy Richardson. Pies from Nowhere […]
Teaching for Change developed SocialJusticeBooks.org to help families and educators identify the best multicultural and social justice children’s books. We examine the representation, the story line, and the quality of writing of each book. Traffic to our website exploded this year, thanks in part to Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in […]