Enid Lee is Multicultural Educator of the Year

Enid Lee, co-editor of Beyond Heroes and Holidays, received the Pritchy Smith Multicultural Educator Award at the 2008 National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here is an excerpt from her remarks:

I accept this award on behalf of the children of Katrina whom we have lost and also for the children who have been left behind by Katrina and other national examples of neglect and injustice; children whom we must reach and teach to the best of our abilities. I recognize the challenge of receiving the award at this moment in world history with the election of Barack Hussein Obama as the first African American president of the United States of America; and I embrace the opportunity that this moment offers us all for collective action in the name of equity and social justice. Yes We Can! Yes We Must! Yes We Will!