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Items - Collections. Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages. Since the May 25 murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, the world’s seen many days straight of protest, of resistance, of demands for change, of work—hard work.

Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

And this work can look like many things: enduring the tear gas and rubber bullets of police at rallies; running supplies to communities where they are currently unavailable; researching and donating to bail funds and community aid organizations; amplifying Black voices, organizations, and businesses; having uncomfortable conversations with loved ones and colleagues. It can, of course, also mean reading. We’ve seen the antiracist reading lists: there’s New York Magazine’s roundup, Betsy Bird’s comprehensive piece for Fuse8, the Stacks’ collection of nonfiction, the list goes on. There’s also impactful analysis of these reading lists. Children’s Books That Prompt the Conversations of Race + Racism — Wandering Britt: A Teacher's Blog. Taking Stock and Taking Action to Educate Ourselves and Design Anti-Racist Curriculum. Like the rest of the nation, and indeed the world, we are devastated by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black men and women.

Taking Stock and Taking Action to Educate Ourselves and Design Anti-Racist Curriculum

We stand in solidarity with our African American friends and colleagues, neighbors and students. While we can’t walk in your shoes, we stand beside you. We shake our fists in anger with you. We weep with you. Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages. Passion to Purpose. Social Justice: Fifteen titles to address inequity, equality, and organizing for young readers. 20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good. Joy’s rhythmic verses and Holmes’s vivid artwork combine to offer a celebration of Black American culture and history that connects current movements for social justice to past Civil Rights movements, offering context and continuity between generations.

20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good

On one spread, “Black is the power of a movement in pain” accompanies pictures of people holding signs saying “I am a man,” “Equal Rights,” and “Black Lives Matter.” The powerful images alternate between everyday children and families, and famous historical figures such as Thurgood Marshall, Billie Holiday, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar, whose work is referenced poetically in the text. Two verses repeat throughout the pages: “Black is a color. / Black is a culture” and “My color is Black.” Taking Stock and Taking Action to Educate Ourselves and Design Anti-Racist Curriculum. Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List. School Libraries and Antiracism. For Black people, and people of color, the systemic racism, the oppression, and the acts of aggression that have taken place for the entire timeline of our country is a never-ending stain on our society.

School Libraries and Antiracism

As I write this, sitting on my deck, knowing full well the privilege that I have as a white woman in our country, my heart is sick. My heart is sick at knowing another three senseless deaths have occurred in the time just prior and then during the time that I have been isolated in my house because of COVID-19. Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages. Statement on Anti-Racism to Support Teaching and Learning - NCTE. How library media specialists can bring crucial learning components to their libraries. At FETC® 2020, the numerous sessions of the Future of Ed Tech Library Media Specialist track explored ways schools can improve collaboration, personalization and learning creation Shannon Miller, who serves as a teacher librarian and spokesperson for The Library Voice, led the "Let’s Bring Literacy to Life Through Making and Technology!

How library media specialists can bring crucial learning components to their libraries

" session. The role of the library media specialist continues to evolve as experts in the field uncover more ways these leaders can improve collaboration, personalization and learning creation. FETC® launched a brand-new track on all things related to this important position to keep district administrators and even library media specialists apprised of changes and trends. Many speakers asked during their sessions (some even including the question in big letters on their slides): “What exactly do we do?”

Bringing in students Of course, Stumpenhorst actively tries to get everyone into his library. Bringing in more STEAM. Black Voices. Little House, Big Problem: What To Do with “Classic” Books That Are Also Racist. The Best Books for Discussing Racism with Children and Teenagers. Jacqueline Woodson is the award-winning author of over 30 books for children and young adults.

The Best Books for Discussing Racism with Children and Teenagers

Her first book for adults, Red at the Bone, was published in 2019. In the fall of 1998, I published the novel, If You Come Softly, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet centered around the interracial relationship between 15-year-olds Jeremiah and Ellie. Ellie was white and Jewish and Jeremiah, Black. Both lived in New York City—Miah in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and Ellie on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. By the end of the book, Miah would be killed by cops in a case of mistaken identity as he dribbled his basketball through Central Park. At the time, what surprised me most about the response to the book from white readers was how many said: “This would never happen.” The Black experience is everyone’s experience. Books for our youngest peeps The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander The Undefeated Kwame Alexanderbookshop.org. Four Ways Schools Can Support Teachers to Become 'Actively Anti-Racist' - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo.

(This is Part Seven in a multipart series on this topic.

Four Ways Schools Can Support Teachers to Become 'Actively Anti-Racist' - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo

How To Be An Antiracist: A Resource List.