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.
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.
A list of awards and grants for writers of color.
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.
A recap of the ALA Book Buzz discussion with Lee and Low Books and Cinco Puntos Press about multicultural publishing.
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 …
Our New Visions Writing Contest finalists share why they began writing their novels and submitted them to the contest.