Diverse Choices Support Student Growth and Achievement
Cashmere, D. J. "How Do We Teach 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and Honestly Confront Racism?" Yes! Magazine, 8 July 2019. Harper Lee‘s novel is the closest thing America‘s had to required reading. But the book‘s failings in confronting racism are more apparent than ever to White educators—and Black ones wonder what took so long.
Chapman, Ryan. "Build Empathy and Understanding by Pairing Comics with Novels." Edutopia: Literacy, 12 July 2019. Teaching with comics facilitates improved comprehension and social-emotional competencies.
Gall, Elisa. "The Privilege of Nostalgia." Reading While White, 11 Oct. 2018.
Greenberg, Karin. “Books of Our Roots: A Collection of Literature from The Countries of Our Origin.” KQ, AASL, 1 Aug 2019.
Gregory, Jamie M. "Eliminating Librarian Positions Limits Intellectual Freedom." Intellectual Freedom Blog, Office of Intellectual Freedom of ALA, 30 May 2019.
Korbey, Holley. "The Reading Wars: Choice vs. Canon.” Edutopia: Literacy, 9 July 2019. English teachers are wrestling with how to navigate the increasingly contentious terrain between student choice and assigning the classics.
Krashen, Stephen. "Do Libraries and Teacher Librarians Have the Solution to the Long-Term English Language Learner Problem?" CSLA Journal, 41(2): 16-19. 2018. (California School Library Association).
LaGarde, Jennifer. "Where Are The 'Normal' Books?" Adventures of Library Girl, 30 May 2019. Recently, a friend of mine (who I won’t name here, but who is a librarian I greatly admire) shared her frustration related to a request she received from a teacher who was looking for some book recommendations.
Langella, Peter. "Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: More Than Books on the Shelves." KQ, AASL, 13 May 2019.
"Librarians: Digital Literacy Experts." The Mind Online, episode 7, Teaching Tolerance, Episode 7. Julia Torres & Louise Parker-Hennion are interviewed by Monita Bell.
Lopez, Steve. "In L.A. Unified Elementary Schools, Library Books Could Be Off-Limits to Many Students." LA Times [Los Angeles CA], 4 May 2019.
Lyman, Caroline. "Reading Aloud to Middle School Students to Improve Their Attitudes about Reading." ERIC, 2019.
Martin, Michelle H. "Facing the Black Child: The Bold Direction of Twenty-First-Century Picturebooks." Children and Libraries: the Journal of ALSC, vol. 16, #3, 2019.
Miller, Donalyn. "If Kids Can't Read What They Want in the Summer, When Can They? | Opinion." School Library Journal, 17 June 2019.
Moore, Belinda. "2 Ways to Choose Books for Picky or Uninterested Readers (And Get Them Loving the Process)." ALSC Blog, 31 Mar. 2019.
Price, Sallyann. "No Minor Concern: Privacy Experts Clarify the Rights of Minors in the Library." American Libraries, 25 June 201
School libraries help to bridge digital divide. Parent Today (Posted in Elementary, High School, Middle Years), 13 Feb 2019.
Stewart, Kara (Sappony) and Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo). “Native Stories: Books for Tweens and Teens by and about Indigenous Peoples.” School Library Journal, 20 Aug 2019.
Stivers, Julie. "Building Inclusive Libraries, Youth-driven Frameworks, and Initiatives Are Key to Welcoming All Students." American Libraries, 3 June 2019.
"Stories for All of Us." Jambo Book Club. Jambo Book Club sends your child two beautiful high-quality books each month that star a child of color in an engaging story. Jambo makes it easy to add fun multicultural children‘s books to your home library.
Travis. "Intro to Speculative Fiction by People of Color." The Fantasy Inn, 8 July 2019.
Wexler, Natalie. "Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong." Atlantic Magazine, Aug. 2019. In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating, especially for poor kids.
Whaley, Monte. "Letting Boys Read What They Want Can Help Boost Lagging Language Scores, Colorado Educators Say." Denver Post [Denver CO], 31 Aug. 2018. Education sec.