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Level 101 Reading

I have been doing the work of equity/inclusion/diversity/multiculturalism/anti-racism since 1986. My induction/introduction when a professor and specialist in early childhood education introduced me to the book, Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children, by Louise Derman Sparks and the A. B. C. Task Force.  Since that time, additional seeds have been planted by the many wonderful men and women who are fully engaged in and committed to “the work” on a daily basis.  They are tireless warriors, dedicated to children – all children.

I have read many books on the subject of equity/inclusion/diversity/multiculturalism/anti-racism, most of which I consider “classics”, and a few which have recently arrived on the scene.  Below, I offer you the “classics.”  These books have stood the test of time, and present lessons and information that are as powerful and transformational today as they were when they were first published. Full-disclosure: These books are amongst my personal and professional favorites, and are those I own and have read.  Additionally, these books will serve all teachers well. Several of the following have been updated since their original publishing date.

White Teacher

Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 1

Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2

Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years: Resources for Teaching About the Impact of the Arrival of Columbus in the Americas.

Growing Up Literate: Learning From Inner City Families

Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools

Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives

Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education

Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School

Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education

What are you currently reading to enrich, support and inform your teaching practice/professional work in equity/inclusion/diversity/multiculturalism/anti-racism?Please share in the Comments below.  Thank you!



I teach. I cook. I write. In that order. Along the way, I learn many things, especially about myself.

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