“Leaves sail through the air/like lazy mariposas,” I say, and the bilingual children smile as they imagine lazy butterflies. Those children delight in sharing their linguistic knowledge. They feel included, a feeling we all appreciate. Read More…
YA!flash: COVERFLIP: WHAT NOW? -
Remember Coverflip? I hope so, because it just happened. But if you don’t know what I’m talking about, click the link or Google it or just make something up in your head.
It got a lot of coverage. First in the United States, the article went slightly supernova on
I am so torn between wanting to start writing book reviews and wanting to spend that time reading more books.
This is what’s happened at my blog too. Reading more books has won out for the time being.
This happens at my house.
(via Gabriele Galimberti: “Delicatessen With Love” looks at grandmothers around the world (PHOTOS).)
Students of color are allowed to enter the classroom but never on an equal footing. When they walk in, they are subject to the same racial stereotypes and expectations that exist in the larger society. Students of color do not have the advantage of walking into a classroom as individuals; they walk in as black, brown, or red persons with all the connotations such racialization raises in the classroom. They do not walk into a classroom where the curriculum embraces their histories. They walk into a classroom where their histories and cultures are distorted, where they feel confused about their own identities, vulnerabilities, and oppressions. There is no level of liberal reforms that can alter these experiences for students of color without directly challenging the larger systems in society. — Critical Race Theory Matters: Education and Ideology | Margaret Zamudio, Caskey Russell, Francisco Rios & Jacquelyn Bridgeman (via yasodhara)
(Source: sinidentidades, via pathosofasianadoptees)
(via It Matters If You’re Black or White: The Racism of YA Book Covers | The Hub)
The worst of many bad examples.