Category: Library

Complex Books, In Context #2: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

This is the second post in the “Complex Books, In Context” series. Check out the first resource guide on Wonder by R.J. Palacio here.  In our...

Complex Books, In Context #1: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

In our quest to provide diverse and inclusive texts to our students, we must also be intentional about how we use texts that address social...

Exploring the Debate on Trigger Warnings in Books

There is significant disagreement among educators about whether books that include depictions of traumatic events should come with trigger/content...

Using Book Challenges as an Opportunity for Growth in Your School Community

In honor of Banned Books Week, let’s talk about how we can use book challenges as an opportunity for growth in our school communities.  The...

Reframing the Conversation on Implicit Bias for Our Students (and Ourselves)

Talking to our students about racial/gender/class/disability/LGBTQ bias can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield. But when we “zoom out” from...

Laying the Groundwork for Complex Conversations

Deciding to talk about social inequality with our students is one thing, but knowing how to prepare for and start those conversations is an...

To Help Our Students Understand Inequality, Show Them How to ‘Zoom Out’

To help our students understand the causes and consequences of social inequality, we need to help them learn how to think sociologically.  What is...

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