Resources for Teaching How Black Lives Matter at School
by Marsha Rakestraw News headlines remind us daily that racial injustice and violence and discrimination against Black people (and other…
13th
Videos/Movies
by Ava DuVernay Netflix, 2016 100 min 13th (100 mins) offers a brief history of racial inequality in the US,…
Those Shoes
Books
by Maribeth Boelts Candlewick Press, 2007 Grades K-3 Jeremy wants those shoes that most of his classmates seem to have:…
Piecing Me Together
Books
by Renee Watson Scholastic, 2017 261 pgs Grades 7-12 Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, a…
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Marcher
Books
by Cynthia Levinson Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017 Grades 1-5 Audrey Faye Hendricks was only 9-years-old, but she…
Darius and Twig
Books
by Walter Dean Myers Amistad, 2013. 201 pages Grades 8 and up Darius and Twig are best friends living in…
Towers Falling
Books
by Jewell Parker Rhodes Little, Brown and Company, 2016. 228 pgs Grades 3-7 Deja is starting 5th grade at a…
Selma
Videos/Movies
by Ava DuVernay 2014 128 min PG-13 Centered around the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, Selma chronicles the…
American Denial
Videos/Movies
by Llewellyn Smith ITVS/PBS, 2016 60 min “I was shocked and scared to the bones by all the evils I…
Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
Books
by Daniel Beaty Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013. Grades K-3 The daily Knock Knock ritual between a father…
A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice
Websites
The Movement for Black Lives, a collective of dozens of organizations, has created a platform of policy demands. The website…
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Books
by Carole Boston Weatherford Candlewick Press, 2015. Grades 5-8 Voice of Freedom uses free verse poetry to tell the story…