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March 01, 2017

What Children's Book Influenced You the Most? Authors' and Educators' Picks

At the Annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Walter Mosley, Jacqueline Woodson, and others told us which books they loved as kids and why.

September 26, 2016

How to Address Race and Police Violence: Advice for Educators, Part II

After recent shootings in Tulsa, Charlotte, and Columbus, how can educators talk to students about police violence and race?

September 23, 2016

How to Address Race and Police Violence: Advice for Educators, Part I

After police shootings and continued unrest in Tulsa, Charlotte, and Columbus, how can educators best use resources to lead conversations with students about police violence, bias, and race?

September 06, 2016

Q&A With Christopher Emdin: Putting Youths of Color First in Urban Schools

In For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too, Christopher Emdin examines the white-savior narrative in urban schools and shows teachers how they can create a classroom environment that is respectful of black and brown culture.

August 03, 2016

Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang: Read Beyond Your Comfort Zone, Part II

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, the national ambassador for young people's literature, recommends his favorite YA books for summer reading.

August 02, 2016

Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang: Read Beyond Your Comfort Zone, Part I

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, the national ambassador for young people's literature, is pushing K-12 students to read books that help them consider other perspectives on the human condition.

June 08, 2016

Bringing Spoken Word Into the Classroom

Poetry has long been an essential element of English/language arts classes, but spoken-word poetry, which has gained visibility and attracted new audiences in the past decade, is changing how students learn about and understand poetry—and themselves.

June 07, 2016

Monique W. Morris Q&A: Why the K-12 Classroom Isn't Hospitable to Black Girls

Why are black girls turned out of the classroom in such high numbers? Monique W. Morris explores the racial and gendered causes behind the statistics of K-12 discipline and the school-to-prison pipeline.

March 30, 2016

Authors Use Awards to Advocate for Diversity in Children's Books

Recent award-winning young adult and children's authors are using their influence to push for more diversity in the youth publishing industry.

March 22, 2016

Salaam Reads: A Q&A With a New Publisher Imprint for Muslim Children

Zareen Jaffery, executive editor of Salaam Reads, talks to BookMarks about diversity in publishing and the importance of Muslim children's books.

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