When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

Book Review by Derrick Weston Brown In most children’s books about the history of Hip-Hop, there’s often one figure who has continuously been relegated to the background, even though he’s the architect of the sound from which Hip-Hop was born.  Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc, finally gets his time in the spotlight […]

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Teaching for Change Partners with Hurston/Wright Foundation for Legacy Literacy Awards

For the 12th year, the Hurston/Wright Foundation will host its premiere award ceremony that recognizes the creativity, diversity and excellence of writers of African descent on Friday, October 25, 2013. Teaching for Change is pleased to promote this special event and the award-winning books and authors. The 12th Annual Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, named for American literary giants, Zora Neale […]

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Bringing Multicultural Books into Schools

Here is a special Teaching for Change shout out to two institutions—the Georgetown Day School Equity Collaborative and the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) ELL Office—for introducing their teachers to progressive multicultural literature. They have partnered with us to help select titles for their classrooms. By ordering from Teaching for Change, they have helped to […]

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Learning About Mary McLeod Bethune: Educator and Activist

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” Mary McLeod Bethune Thanks to historian Dr. Ida E. Jones, the words and wisdom of Mary McLeod Bethune opened up to a full house at Busboys and Poets for the mid-August discussion of her new book, Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.: Activism and […]

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