Vacation Reads!

English MG & Up Hey y’all! I’m back, Happy 2022! I hope you all had a graceful end of the year and an optimistic beginning to the new one! Below is a list of the books I read during my absolutely fabulous and much much much needed break. Tap any book cover to grab yourself…

Read This to Get Smarter: About Race, Class, Gender, Disability & More

English YA (12/13+) Education Anti-Oppression Blair Imani summary Y’all, think back to the person that you would go to for answers when you were a teen. Maybe they were an older sibling, maybe a friend’s older sibling. A cousin, a cool neighbor or babysitter. That one person who you could trust to not bullshit you…

Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua

English & some Nahuatl 6+ Nahua History Historical Figure Mexican History Cultural Knowledge Education Art/Artists Gloria Amescua & Duncan Tonatiuh summary Y’all know that biographies are my favorite genre, but I had never heard of Luz JimĂ©nez before! Reading more about her, Luz was a total badass (and a Nahua teacher, art model, and overall…

LPBD: Malala Yousafzai

English 4-8 years Activism Islam Muslim Identity Feminism Education Historical Figures Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara & Manal Mirza summary Every adult has probably heard Malala Yousafzai’s story, and so I’m delighted that one of my favorite early-reader biography series has added this to the illustrious roster of the LPBD series. For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week I…

A Teacher Like You

english 4-8 Years Education Teachers Social-Emotional Learning Encouragement Frank Murphy, Barbara Dan & Kayla Harren summary This book is the third installment of the “A _____ Like You” series, and once again the story knocks it out of the park! The narrative flows from page to page, discussing the impact and originality of every teacher….

New Course Added: TTA 101

Are you interested in learning more about anti-bias anti-racist education, and how to infuse social justice into more aspects of you and the tiny humans in your life? Come learn with us in a setting that prioritizes mindset shifting and reflection over 6 weeks and have a greater understanding of how to use books in…

Urban Forest School

Written, Illustrated, & Photographed By: Naomi Walmsley & Dan Westall For Ages: All ages Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, STEM, Outdoor Skills, Urban Nature, Education. Summary: This book is SO cool! I used to be a substitute teacher at a nature school outside of Boston, and this book would have been really helpful. All sorts…

Dictionary for a Better World

Written By: Irene Latham & Charles Waters Illustrated by: Mehrdohkt Amini For Ages: 8-12 years (middle grades) Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Social Justice, Education, Social-Emotional Learning, Global Community. Summary: This is a fantastic book that pairs together important definitions for a social justice education and personal anecdotes from the authors. The layout of this…

Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

Written & Illustrated By: KaeLyn Rich For Ages: YA Middle grades & up Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Activism, Community Organizing, Education, Critical Thinking, Growing Up, Social-Emotional Learning, Grassroots Change. Summary: Spoiler: this book is AMAZING! It was perfect for this week’s edition of #sweetsandsocialjustice for which I made apple berry galette. Why, do you…