Tag Archives: inclusiveness

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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The Importance of Asking About Pronouns

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns As teachers, parents, and caregivers, we try our best to create environments that are inclusive and celebrate diversity. We know how important it is to read books … Continue reading

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On Being a Teacher and an Ally

By Molly Breen Parents and educators have long grappled with whether and how to address difficult subjects with young children. Common concerns include age-appropriateness and a worry of overwhelming children with adult concerns. But truthfully, kids will pick up on … Continue reading

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