#FridayFeature: 4 Books About Transgender Youth
by Marsha Rakestraw Not only do people who are transgender have to deal with bullying, violence, and bigotry, but young…
Newtown
Videos/Movies
by Kim Snyder Independent Lens, 2016. 82 mins Grades 8 and up “How do you grieve for 26 people all…
Combating Climate Change in the Cafeteria
by Marsha Rakestraw While a majority of the population remains unaware of the connection between climate change and animal agriculture,…
“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…
Ethical Choices Program
Websites
“The Ethical Choices Program aims to empower high-school and college students to make thoughtful, responsible lifestyle decisions in order to…
Kodiak, a Furry Comforter of Sandy Hook
by Denise Marcella There are moments etched in our hearts that we will never forget: the day JFK was assassinated;…
Gracefully Grayson
Books
by Ami Polonski Disney-Hyperion, 2014. 256 pgs Grades 5-9 Orphaned in preschool, Grayson Sender lives with her aunt, uncle, and…
For Your Must-Read List: “George”
by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In the book George (grades 4-6, 240 pgs), George was born a boy, but…
George
Books
by Alex Gino Scholastic Press, 2015. 240 pgs Grades 4-6 George was born a boy, but she knows she is…
Welcoming Schools
Websites
Welcoming Schools, which is a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers lessons, resources, and other tools for educators…
Through My Eyes
Books
Infused with relevant photos and quotes, Ruby Bridges tells her own story about when “the civil rights movement came knocking…