Teachers & Writers Black Lives Matter Reading List

Resources for teaching about the Black experience and social justice.

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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.


Lesson Plans


Additional Resources for Educators

Books & Booklists for Youth

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Teachers & Writers Magazine is published by Teachers & Writers Collaborative as a resource for teaching the art of writing to people of all ages. The online magazine presents a wide range of ideas and approaches, as well as lively explorations of T&W’s mission to celebrate the imagination and create greater equity in and through the literary arts.

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