Why We Need Solutionary Educators: People Have Forgotten About (or Never Noticed) the Holocaust and Other Genocides
by Marsha Rakestraw “Never again!” was something often repeated after the Holocaust of World War II. “Never again!” was a…
9 Blog Posts for Exploring Race and Racial Justice Issues in Your Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke about a lot of issues. He spoke out against the Vietnam War.…
15 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2017
Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers…
Resources for Teaching About Charlottesville, White Supremacy, Racism, and Hate
by Marsha Rakestraw Over the weekend, hatred and violence descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists amassed  to “take America…
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 Changing Face of Advertising: What It Might Mean and How It Might Matter
This blog post was originally published on Common Dreams. Reposted here under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. by Zoe…
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
by Eric Dinerstein Disney Hyperion, 2016 273 pgs Grades 4-8 “My mother is an elephant and my father is an…
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
by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Atheneum, 2015. 316 pgs Grades 8 and up Rashad’s stop at a local convenience…
Red: A Crayon’s Story
Books
by Michael Hall Greenwillow Books, 2015. Grades PreK-1 It was clear to everyone that something was not right with Red.…