Books Donated for the Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools
For D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools, dozens of D.C. area teachers will receive copies of the following books for use in the classroom. This wonderful offer is made possible by donations from the Washington Teachers’ Union, St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books, and many individuals:
- When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrice Khan-Cullors and asha bandele. “Steeped in humanity and powerful prose … This is an eye-opening and eloquent coming-of-age story from one of the leaders in the new generation of social activists.” —Publishers Weekly. See Democracy Now! interview with the authors.
- Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence by Gretchen Woelfle. A picture book about true story of Elizabeth Freeman, a woman who challenged the legality of her enslavement.
- Milo’s Museum by Zetta Elliott. A story that introduces young readers to the historic mis-representation (and absence) of people of color in museums and how to take action.
- Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton. A child’s unique perspective on the Civil Rights Movement by a first grade teacher.
D.C. area teachers can receive one of these titles for sharing stories and images about a lesson or book introduced in their classroom during the Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. (Limited copies are available. We welcome more donations so that we can provide copies to more classrooms.)
February 5, 2018