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Teaching for Change Featured in Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness, a leading journal for the book trade, published a feature article about Teaching for Change’s Bookstore at Busboys and Poets. The author, Shannon McKenna Schmidt, visited us while traveling across the country reporting on independent bookstores. The article begins: “The flagship Busboys and Poets at 14th and V in Washington, D.C., has a classy, convivial …

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 …

Dr. Patricia Hill Collins on Race, the Media, Schools, and Democratic Possibilities

The May 2009 talk by Professor Patricia Hill Collins on Another Kind of Public Education: Race, the Media, Schools and Democratic Possibilities can now be viewed online on CSPAN’s BookTV. The talk was held at Busboys and Poets (where Teaching for Change operates the bookstore) with an introduction by Teaching for Change Special Consultant Renee Poussaint. Another …