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Social Justice Resources

June 8, 2020

How to do better

I believe that we have a role as educators to teach about race, social justice, equity and similar topics. This education should take place in the home and in every classroom. It can take on a variety of formats from teaching kindness and understanding to teaching culture and history to looking at, listening to, and creating artwork that provides a format for conversation. At every age we need to have open conversations to help bring an understanding of the value of every person’s life.

I have started to compile a list of resources to help support educators. I will continue to add to this blog post as my research leads me to more resources. I invite you to return to this blogpost in the future. And, if you have resources please share them with me at meartsed@gmail.com so I can include them or you can post them in the comment section below.

At the end of this post there is a link to a facebook page that belongs to the British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. He and his 6 siblings performed “a tribute to the families and communities who are affected by racism and racist violence.” Their message is one that arts educators understand: “music is a form of expression and a testament to hope and love.”

BOOKS

  • Young Children
    • Patricia Polacco books
      • Pink and Say
      • Chicken Sunday
      • Holes in the Sky
    • Ashley Bryan books
      • Beautiful Blackbird
      • Freedom Over Me
      • Infinite Hope
    • Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester
    • Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
    • Books by Ezra Jack Keats
    • Books by Leo and Diane Dillon
    • Books by Jerry and Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Middle Grades
    • A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
    • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • New Kid by Jerry Craft
    • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Young Adult
    • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
    • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
    • I am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina
  • Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Undo Racism and White Supremacy – a long list of books available
  • the conscious kid – website of books

EDUCATIONAL BLOGS, ARTICLES, and OTHER RESOURCES

TED ED EDUCATOR RESOURCES

EDUCATION WEBSITES

OTHER RESOURCES

Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s facebook page archived livestream.

One comment

  1. Hello,
    Please explore my new website and project(s)…
    My projects and concepts are very relevant… especially these days.
    See http://www.Theresa Vaughn.com
    I’m ready to teach classes and/or host virtual seminars now
    (all free) about my projects. I just need the email addresses of those interested. I can then send them URLs and session times.
    Kindest regards,
    Len



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