Seeing Red
Books
by Kathryn Erskine Scholastic Press, 2013. 344 pgsGrades 5-8 It’s 1972, and Red Porter is on the cusp of turning…
What Elephants Know
Books
“My mother is an elephant and my father is an old man with one arm.” Nandu was abandoned as a…
Refuse to Stay Silent: Resources for Teaching About LGBTQ and Gender Identity Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw The news is full of the aftermath of Orlando. People are holding memorials around the world. We’re…
“All American Boys” Tackles Police Brutality, Racial Justice, and Being an Upstander
by Marsha Rakestraw Rashad’s stop at a local convenience store for a bag of chips turns into a nightmare when…
All American Boys
Books
Rashad’s stop at a local convenience store for a bag of chips turns into a nightmare when he is brutally…
Red: A Crayon’s Story
Books
It was clear to everyone that something was not right with Red. Red’s strawberries were blue. When Red tried to…
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Books
Emmanuel was born happy and healthy … except he only had one strong leg. “Most people thought he was useless,…
Resources for Teaching and Learning About Islamophobia
by Marsha Rakestraw The latest statistics from the FBI note that reported hate crimes have decreased from the previous year.…
Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”
In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders,…
5 Minute Changemaker: Leave a Compassionate Comment
by Marsha Rakestraw There’s a common saying in the cyberverse: Never read the comments. But a new study by researchers…
Through My Eyes
Books
Infused with relevant photos and quotes, Ruby Bridges tells her own story about when “the civil rights movement came knocking…
Atreverse a Ser Diferente
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
¿Qué es prejuicio? ¿Por qué algunas personas juzgan otras por sus diferencias? ¿Cómo podemos hacer elecciones positivas que reflejen comprensión,…