Part 1–Having Students Analyze Our Classroom Library To See How Diverse It Is

In an excerpt of her essay, guest blogger Jessica Lifshitz describes how she empowers her fifth grade students to analyze their classroom library for its culturally responsiveness and relevancy.

Help Your Students & Families Find the Best Summer Learning Opportunities

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, discusses summer slide and the role educators can play in helping families find the right academic programs to continue the learning achievements from the school year.

Awards and Grants for Writers of Color

A list of awards and grants for writers of color.

Choosing the World Our Students Read

In a guest post, Emily Chiariello discusses Teaching Tolerance’s new curriculum tool, “Project Appendix D,” that empowers educators to identify texts that both meet the demands of the Common Core Standards and reflect the world in which our students live.

ALA Recap: Lee & Low and Cinco Puntos Discuss Multicultural Publishing

A recap of the ALA Book Buzz discussion with Lee and Low Books and Cinco Puntos Press about multicultural publishing.

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part II

Last month we announced the finalists of our first New Visions Award, a new writing award for a debut author of color for a middle grade or young adult science fiction, fantasy, or mystery novel. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these talented finalists on our blog as they answer questions about what inspires them, the … Read More …

Meet Our New Visions Finalists

Our New Visions Writing Contest finalists share why they began writing their novels and submitted them to the contest.