Month: August 2020

Darkness is beautiful

Is Saying “Dark” to Mean “Bad” Problematic?

The wonderful children’s book Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o and Vashti Harrison ends with the realization that darkness — both in the sky and in skin color — is beautiful and necessary. Yet, so many of us persist in using the […]

/ August 21, 2020
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Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

“Look Both Ways” by Jason Reynolds: Analysis by a Teacher

A Great Book for Grades 6-8+ The 2019 young adult book Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds is beloved in middle school classrooms and summer reading lists for good reason. This collection of ten short stories about students walking home […]

/ August 16, 2020
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