Summary: This article presents ideas from two State Teachers of the Year on how to use literature from the NNSTOY’s Social Justice Reading List. With current events as they are, it is a great time to teach social justice!
Source: Lee-Ann Stephens and Katherine Bassett, Education Week, August 21, 2017
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) recently published a free Social Justice Book List to help teachers and parents teach a variety of current social justice concepts. Recommended by State and National Teachers of the Year and Finalists, the list includes more 200 titles for students, from pre-K to adult.
Below, two members of our network describe how they have used two of the titles on the Social Justice Book List to help students check their assumptions and biases about race, immigrants and social class. Given the acts of injustice that our children have seen over the last few years, there has never been a better time to expose them to these great books.
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