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Seeing Red

by Kathryn Erskine

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 26, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

It’s 1972, and Red Porter is on the cusp of turning 13. Stony Brook, Virginia, has always been home, but home doesn’t feel quite the same since Red’s dad died. The family business, a car… More

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What Elephants Know

by Eric Dinerstein

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“My mother is an elephant and my father is an old man with one arm.” Nandu was abandoned as a baby in the jungle of the Nepalese Borderlands. Taken in and adopted by the Subba-sahib… More

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Refuse to Stay Silent: Resources for Teaching About LGBTQ and Gender Identity Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The news is full of the aftermath of Orlando. People are holding memorials around the world. We’re scared. Angry. Frustrated. Disheartened. We’re grappling with how we talk about tragedies like Orlando with… More

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“All American Boys” Tackles Police Brutality, Racial Justice, and Being an Upstander

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 2, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Rashad’s stop at a local convenience store for a bag of chips turns into a nightmare when he is brutally beaten during an arrest for a crime he didn’t commit. Quinn witnesses… More

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All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Arts, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Rashad’s stop at a local convenience store for a bag of chips turns into a nightmare when he is brutally beaten during an arrest for a crime he didn’t commit. Quinn witnesses the beating, perpetrated… More

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Red: A Crayon’s Story

by Michael Hall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 15, 2016 | Filed under Arts, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources

It was clear to everyone that something was not right with Red. Red’s strawberries were blue. When Red tried to make orange with Yellow, it came out all wrong. Teachers tried to help; so did… More

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Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 15, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

Emmanuel was born happy and healthy … except he only had one strong leg. “Most people thought he was useless, or worse — a curse.” But his mother loved and believed in him and told… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Islamophobia

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The latest statistics from the FBI note that reported hate crimes have decreased from the previous year. But there are still a lot of hate crimes. And according to the Council on… More

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Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders, for blaming immigrants, Islam as a whole, and more. When we are angry and terrified… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Leave a Compassionate Comment

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on July 27, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There’s a common saying in the cyberverse: Never read the comments. But a new study by researchers at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, has revealed that both “a prejudiced and anti-prejudiced… More