Piecing Me Together
Books
by Renee Watson Scholastic, 2017 261 pgs Grades 7-12 Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, a…
#FridayFeature: 5 Children’s Picture Books Celebrating Identity
by Marsha Rakestraw Even we adults struggle with our identity, so imagine how challenging it is for children, in a…
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Books
by Sherman Alexie Little, Brown & Co, 2007. 230 pgs Grades 8 and up Arnold Spirit, Jr., is a 14-year-old…
What’s New Wednesday 2-22-17: News & Resources for Educators & Changemakers
Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and…
Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values;…
Don’t Fall Into the Changemaker Trap That Makes People Resist Positive Change
by Marsha Rakestraw Awhile back I had dinner with some new non-vegan friends and colleagues. I was the only vegan…
Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”
by Marsha Rakestraw Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150…
Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”
by Marsha Rakestraw In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation,…
Unlearning “Indian” Stereotypes
Videos/Movies
“…books and movies tell lies about Native people.” A group of children from several different Indian nations talks about their…
4 Video Resources for Exploring Race, Racism, Stereotypes, and Microaggressions
by Marsha Rakestraw Talking about race, racism, and institutional oppression can be challenging, especially when many white people are feeling…
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Books
by Christine Baldacchino Groundwood Books, 2014 Grades PreK-3 Morris Micklewhite loves to imagine himself exploring outer space or visiting far…
It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School
Videos/Movies
What happens when experienced teachers talk in their classrooms about people who are gay? Where do kids get their ideas…