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2021 Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books. To help make that happen, Free Spirit has partnered with Strive Publishing to bring you the Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest, now in its third year and … Continue reading

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6 Ways Educators Can Create Safe Spaces for Students of Color

By Isaiah Moore I first noticed it in retrospect. In my second year of college, while writing a proposal to my city advocating for better youth programming as a strategy to thwart teenage homicide, I thought about the variables that allowed me … Continue reading

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How to Use #DisruptTexts for Transformative Learning

By Isaiah Moore Before the name Black Panther conjured images of a superhero, I’d heard it mentioned only once in school. My eleventh-grade US history teacher said blandly, “People died because of the racist beliefs of the Black Panthers. Their … Continue reading

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2020 African American Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest Winners

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books written by people like them. To help make that happen, Strive Publishing and Free Spirit Publishing have partnered to create the African American Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest, … Continue reading

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They/Them: How to Create an Environment Where Personal Pronouns Are Shared and Respected

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns Respecting the fact that many people use they/them/their as their personal pronouns does not mean that everyone is accustomed to or in the habit of using the … Continue reading

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