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Elementary Read-Alouds: Diversity + Social Justice

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40 Picture Books for Young Activists – All The Wonders. Earlier this week, we remembered the work of two men from Atlanta.

40 Picture Books for Young Activists – All The Wonders

One who has passed, and one who still leads the fight. John Lewis’s March trilogy soared to the top of bestselling lists everywhere, and the third volume received the National Book Award in 2016. With great reason: Lewis is an icon for our age. Unafraid of baseless criticism. A leader, a hopeful warrior, tireless in his efforts to bring equality to our country’s imbalance. “There comes a time when you have to say something, when you have to make a little noise, when you have to move your feet,” Lewis said on the House Floor in June of 2016. At All the Wonders, we believe that activism can begin at any age. 24 Books That Teach About Social Justice. Our classroom libraries are often windows into worlds our students cannot imagine, but must learn if they are to develop into empathetic citizens.

Books about social justice allow our students insight into what it feels like to be a refugee, to encounter racism, or to have to fight against great odds for rights and freedoms which others take for granted. Here are 24 books to use in the classroom when teaching about social justice: Picture Books About Social Justice 1. Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey by Margriet Ruurs Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. 2. Read Alouds. Books About Racism and Social Justice. Multicultural and Social Justice Books - Social Justice Books. Children's Literature. 30 Children's Books About Diversity That Celebrate Differences.

The world is a diverse place.

30 Children's Books About Diversity That Celebrate Differences

It’s packed full of people living dramatically different lives, even within the same neighborhood or classroom. In order to raise kids in this world, we need to teach them about people outside of their immediate family. On the other hand, some kids grow up not seeing themselves or their family represented in any of the books they read or the TV shows and movies they watch.

We Need Diverse Books – Stonewall Book Awards List. The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table.

Stonewall Book Awards List

Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award are presented to English language works published the year prior to the announcement date. The award is announced in January and presented to the winning authors or editors at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June or July.

Barbara Gittings Literature Award Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award. Blog – The Tutu Teacher. WE Teachers and a Pandemic Informed Community Educational Crafts for Kids #givingmore Spreading a Little Joy with Cricut.

Blog – The Tutu Teacher

7 Anti-Racist Children’s Books 2020. Photo: Retailers Many parents are wondering how to talk to their kids about the protests denouncing police brutality and systemic racism in response to the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade.

7 Anti-Racist Children’s Books 2020

If you are one of those parents, right now is a good time to start following black-owned bookstores, along with anti-racist educators and organizations like The Conscious Kid, Britt Hawthorne, Liz Kleinrock of Teach and Transform, and Joe Truss of Culturally Responsive Leadership on social media. 22 Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels. In a vibrant, multicultural society, representing the richness of students’ lives in a class or school library takes a conscious effort. Including writers and fictional characters with a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and life circumstances is a way to increase the chances that students will find both windows and mirrors in the library—books that reflect their lives, and ones that give them insight into the lives and experiences of people who aren’t like them.

No book shelf is going to represent the fullness of this nation. From the descendants of people who arrived here more than 15,000 years ago to the newest immigrants, we’re simply too much. But the inclusive set of books below—many of which were recommended by multiple teachers—span all grade and Lexile levels up to 1140L, and include award winners and best sellers, books that have stood the test of time and newer options.

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books - Teaching for Change : Teaching for Change. By Louise Derman-SparksBased on “Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism.”

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books - Teaching for Change : Teaching for Change

Updated in 2013. . * Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice. When my daughter was 3 years old, I taught her the word stereotype.

Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

She was just beginning to string words together into sentences, had determined that pink was definitely not her favorite color, and asked (demanded, actually) why all the “girl stuff” was pink and the “boy stuff” was blue. Because there’s no 3-year-old version for a word describing why colors are gendered in our society, I figured that planting the seed might yield fruit soon enough.