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Child of the Civil Rights Movement author Paula Young Shelton in McComb, Miss.

Paula Young Shelton, author of Child of the Civil Rights Movement (Random House, 2009), was the special guest of the McComb School District on Friday, September 24, 2010. Ms. Shelton offered a literacy workshop to early childhood teachers, read to elementary and high school students and was the featured speaker at a Community Literacy Campaign …

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 …

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 …

Teaching About Haiti

Teaching About Haiti has been posted online as a free, downloadable resource, along with a list of more than 40 recommended books for books, films, and organizations for classrooms. The Teaching for Change board and staff believe that while students should be encouraged to contribute to relief efforts, it is also important to gain a deeper understanding of the history …

Enid Lee Presents Major Report on Race and Education

Reality Check, a report examining the effectiveness of a wide range of educational programs and supports for African Nova Scotian students, was presented by Dr. Enid Lee (photo, right) to Nova Scotian Education Minister Marilyn More (photo, left) on December 10, 2009. The report was produced by educator and international consultant Enid Lee and Clem Marshall. Enid Lee is …