Category: Social Justice

Complex Books, In Context Series

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

Complex Books, In Context #5: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Today, we’re zooming out Dreamers by Yuyi Morales. This is the fifth post in the “Complex Books, In Context” series. Check out the other...

Complex Books, In Context #4: Jacob’s New Dress

This is the fourth post in the “Complex Books, In Context” series and the first picture book! Check out the first three guides for Wonder by R.J....

Complex Books, In Context #3: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

This is the third post in the “Complex Books, In Context” series. Check out the first two resource guides for Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Genesis...

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...

STEM and Social Justice

STEM and social justice are deeply intertwined. When we show students how STEM can be mobilized in ways that can help (or harm) groups who have...

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...

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