30 Diverse Mentor Texts for Young Activists — CLASSROOM MINDSET. Why Student Activism?
Students are already activists, so we need to embrace it. In a post from Psychology Today, the author reviews that student activism builds identity, group inclusion, and intellectual growth. Simply, if we teach students to learn how to fight back against the injustices in our world with research and reading, we are encouraging them to be citizens that not only know how to challenge the status quo, but expect the challenge in the first place. Kids even younger than the sixth-grade students that I spend my time with on a daily basis know what is going on around them.
The 15 Diverse Picture Books I Plan on Reading Aloud in My Middle School Classroom to Kick Off the School Year! — WRITING MINDSET. Novels In Verse and Books of Poetry For Kids Resource List.