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Teachers & Writers Black Lives Matter Reading List

Collectively, all over the country and world, we are seeing the effects of what happens when we come together in the name of justice. The death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop and so many others has sparked an unprecedented outcry for anti-racist structural change and a complete end to police violence against Black people.

As an organization that promotes the educational tools to create an equitable classroom that uplifts the imaginations of all our students, we understand that we must first dedicate our practices to cross cultural education and anti-racist community building.

Below are articles from the archives of Teachers & Writers Magazine that can be starting points for conversations, both in and out of the classroom, about the Black experience and what we — as individuals and as a nation — can do to make things better.


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Additional resources for educators

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise our Voices Edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Teaching for Black Lives Edited By Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au

Teaching for Joy and Justice: Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom by Linda Christensen

Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom Edited by Nicole A. Cooke and Miriam E. Sweeney

The Schomburg Library’s Black Liberation Reading List

Books & Booklists for Youth

Brown Bookshelf: 28 Days Later – Spotlight of children’s and YA books by African American authors

Embrace Race: Children’s Books We Use to Teach Young Kids to be Anti-Racist

School Library Journal: 10 Books to Read After “The Hate You Give”

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.

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