Rita Dove Shares Stage, Advice, and 20th Century Poetry with the DC Youth Slam Team

Rita Dove, editor of the recently released Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry read at Busboys and Poets on October 26, 2011 for one of Teaching for Change’s and Busboys and Poets’ free author events. To cover an entire century of U.S. poetry, she read from a great array of poets included in the […]

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Premiere of Dave Zirin’s New Film a Fundraiser for Teaching for Change

We were honored to host a premiere of Dave Zirin’s new film, Not Just a Game, as a fundraiser for Teaching for Change on Dec. 13, 2010 at Busboys and Poets. Despite the frigid weather, there was standing room only for the film and live interview of Dave Zirin by literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller. Not Just a […]

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Teaching for Change Featured in Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness, a leading journal for the book trade, published a feature article about Teaching for Change’s Bookstore at Busboys and Poets. The author, Shannon McKenna Schmidt, visited us while traveling across the country reporting on independent bookstores. The article begins: “The flagship Busboys and Poets at 14th and V in Washington, D.C., has a classy, convivial […]

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Mendez v. Westminster: A California School Desegregation Case

On August 18, 2010, author Philippa Strum gave a talk about her book, Mendez v. Westminster: School Desegregation and Mexican-American Rights, at Busboys and Poets. The event was sponsored by the Teaching for Change Bookstore, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), The National Council of La Raza, and the United States Studies Program […]

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James Loewen Sets the Record Straight on Civil War

On September 20, 2010, James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, spoke to a full house at Busboys and Poets about his new book The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: “The Great Truth” About the “Lost Cause” (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). The event was coordinated by Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets. Co-edited […]

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Teaching for Change Featured in Front Porch Journal

Front Porch interviewed four booksellers, including Teaching for Change’s Publications Director Don Allen, “to examine the many forces that shape literature, and to highlight the perceptive and passionate people to whom we owe the books on our shelves.”     Excerpt: Front Porch: How’s business? Don Allen: The bookstore is very popular. We receive great foot […]

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Dr. Patricia Hill Collins on Race, the Media, Schools, and Democratic Possibilities

The May 2009 talk by Professor Patricia Hill Collins on Another Kind of Public Education: Race, the Media, Schools and Democratic Possibilities can now be viewed online on CSPAN’s BookTV. The talk was held at Busboys and Poets (where Teaching for Change operates the bookstore) with an introduction by Teaching for Change Special Consultant Renee Poussaint. Another […]

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Bob Zellner on The Wrong Side of Murder Creek

We were pleased to not only have Bob Zellner read from his new book at Busboys and Poets in September, but also to learn that Teaching for Change is mentioned in the book a number of times. Written with Constance Curry, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement tells of Zellner’s childhood […]

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