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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 …

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 …