On Thursday, February 11, 2016 I had the HONOR of participating in the National African American Read-In at John Muir Elementary. Here are some tips on holding a Read-In to celebrate diverse books at your school!
I’m no longer interested in looking at charts of Black, Native American, Latinx, and Samoan/Pacific Islander lack of success in our schools. I’m interested in seeing what our students are saying about the system. Do they feel welcomed, valued, visible, cared-for, supported, heard, loved?
During Black History Month, learn about everyday American heroes who fought against inequality. Here’s a great list of books for your child.
How do you make sure you are celebrating Black History in a way that values a people’s cultural contributions within a social and historical context?
OK… so in case you didn’t know… black people invented stories. Seriously! It’s true! You can read about it by learning about one of my favorite folktale heroes… Ananse the Spider
I’m a BIG proponent of Valentines Day as a day for celebrating LOVE of all kinds (non just romantic heterosexual cis-gendered love.) My girls and I do a lot to celebrate the love we have for all the different people in our lives. The following a few books my family LOVES about LOVE!
When you are feeling despair about the road ahead, get inspired by the words and life of Congressman John Lewis.
I put together a short Snapchat video showcasing one of the best FREE resources I know in our city for informal learning: your local SF Public Library.
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These posts share good reads of all kinds and tips and tools to help increase diverse books at your child’s school. Along the way I highlight amazing authors, and great adult reads. Let’s nurture a love of reading.