Rush Limbaugh Calls Teaching for Change Racist for Promoting Diverse Children’s Books

In the last five years, only 10% of children’s books published were about people of color despite the fact that 37% of the U.S. population are people of color.   Rush Limbaugh found out that Teaching for Change is trying to challenge this disparity and he is hopping mad. Limbaugh devoted a long segment of his show on June 16 […]

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Festival of Poems of Provocation and Witness

This year marked a milestone for the Biennial Split This Rock Festival, with a record turnout and stellar forums. The staff and board of Teaching for Change were honored to co-sponsor and coordinate book sales for the 2014 festival of activist poets from all over the country. Hats off to our publications director Don Allen […]

Challenging White Privilege in Children’s Books

By Alison Kysia As an educator and a parent, I need children’s books that represent the diversity of my children, students, and our community. This is easier said than done. Data collected by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center indicates that from 2008-2012 only 10% of children’s books published were about people of color despite the […]

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The Man Behind Emmett Till

Many believe that history is inevitable. However, the stories that make it into the public awareness are ones deemed worthy by those in power. Award-winning journalist Simeon Booker worked to change this status quo by unveiling the hidden stories of Blacks killed in the Deep South during the civil rights movement. Booker was the first […]

Bringing Multicultural Books into Schools

Here is a special Teaching for Change shout out to two institutions—the Georgetown Day School Equity Collaborative and the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) ELL Office—for introducing their teachers to progressive multicultural literature. They have partnered with us to help select titles for their classrooms. By ordering from Teaching for Change, they have helped to […]

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State Out of the Union: Teaching for Change Hosts Jeff Biggers

On September 26, just days into Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Teaching for Change hosted an event at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. featuring author/historian Jeff Biggers in a new show on immigration, civil rights, and states’ rights. The event was a stop on Biggers’ 30-city nationwide book tour for the release of his latest book, […]

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“Multiplication Is for White People”: Full House for Lisa Delpit’s Book Talk

On April 9, 2012, Teaching for Change was honored to co-host the book launch for Lisa Delpit’s new book “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (The New Press). Click on images for album.   Education scholar Lisa Delpit spoke to a crowd of nearly 90 educators from D.C. area schools, […]

John Nichols on Anniversary of Wisconsin Uprising

On Feb. 15, journalist and activist John Nichols spoke at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C. to share his experiences during the 2011 Wisconsin protests and to introduce his new book, Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest from Madison to Wall Street. Nichols told several powerful stories from the capitol occupation and connected […]

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Responses to CityPaper Article About D.C. Bookstore

The Washington City Paper published “Politics and Prose’s Social Network: How much is a beloved bookstore really worth?” about Politics and Prose Bookstore after the death of co-founder and owner Carla Cohen. Most of the article was about the important role that Politics and Prose has played in the political, social, and literary community of […]

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Melissa Harris-Perry on Sister Citizen

Melissa Harris-Perry delivered a riveting presentation on her latest book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, to a full house at Busboys and Poets (14th and V) on September 19, 2011. So many people came for her presentation that seats were added to the stage behind the speaker. The event was co-sponsored by Busboys […]

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