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Leave the Books on the Bed

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Educators & Librarians | 0 comments

Leave the Books on the Bed

Loving the Horn Book article,“’Leave the books on the bed’: Shaping a child’s social conscience” by Jen Mason Stott, the librarian at King Open School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Explore the book list. “…grounding difficult conversations in shared books shows respect for a child; a grownup trusts him or her to think critically about complex moral questions. . Part of growing up is constructing opinions based on the information available — whether online, print, or word-of-mouth. As kids hurtle toward adulthood, there’s an urge to imprint on them our deepest moral beliefs — right when young...

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Pop-up Museum of Black History

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Educators & Librarians | 0 comments

Pop-up Museum of Black History

A high school in Oak Park, IL created a pop-up museum for African American History Month that included Claudette Colvin. “I teach African history, so we talk about how our history classes are white-washed and what that means and how that supports the racial hierarchy,” said Spoor-Harvey said while standing near a poster of Claudette Colvin… . OPRF student Honora Nudnik, who was in the hallway working on her laptop near the Colvin poster, said she didn’t know the woman the image depicted. She did know Rosa Parks. . “It’s really important to educate...

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Claudette Colvin Interviewed by Great Big Story

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

Claudette Colvin Interviewed by Great Big Story

We love this interview with our friend, Claudette Colvin.

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Students Protesting National Anthem

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in We Were There Too! | 0 comments

Students Protesting National Anthem

  The following article appeared in the Portland Press Herald… History lesson vindicates students protesting national anthem As Justice Fortas wrote in 1969, children don’t shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door. By Phillip M. Hoose I write in response to the Sept. 15 Associated Press article “High schoolers joining chorus of anthem protesters” (Page A5) that presented the difficulties that school administrators experience when students make visible social protests during the national anthem. The author mentioned that in 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court had...

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Horn Book Summer Reading

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Horn Book Summer Reading

Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? Horn Book just released their summer reading list.  The list includes Phillip Hoose’s The Boys Who Challenged Hitler. “Hoose brilliantly shows how the astonishing bravery of ordinary Danish teens started something extraordinary.” —Horn...

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