Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Instruction Materials Available for Review

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy & Instruction have the following materials on review:

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Available: August 22, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Where: Online & Lee Instructional Resource Center (LIRC)
When: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at LIRC, Monday-Friday
Printable Flier (in PDF)

Comments regarding these texts can be left in person at this location and/or suubmitted on the form below.

  1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. By: Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
    “Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime.”
    Proposed use for: 9th grade ELA Mexican American Perspective
  2. Summer of Mariposas, Publisher: Tu Books. By: Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
    “ In and adventure reminiscent of Homer’s Odysses, fifteen year old Odilia and her four younger sisters embark on a  journey to return a dead man to his family in Mexico , aided by La Llorona, but impeded by a witch, a warlock, chupacabras, and more.”
    Proposed use for 9th grade ELA Mexican American Perspective
  3. The First Rule of Punk, Publisher: Viking. By: Celia Perez.
    “There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school—you can’t fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Malú (María Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School’s queen bee, violates the school’s dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself.”
    Proposed use for: 8th grade ELA Culturally Responsive Course
  4. An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for Young People, Publisher: Beacon Press. By: Dunar-Ortiz, Mendoza & Reese.
    “The first history of the United States told from the perspective of the indigenous peoples. Fully adapted  for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.”
    Proposed use for: 11th grade Native American Perspectives in American History
  5. Stamped from the Beginning, Publisher: Bold Type Books. By: Ibram Kendi.
    "From Puritan Minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from Williams Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legend activist Angela Davis, Stamped shows how and why some of our leading pro slavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America.”
    Proposed use for: 11th grade Social Studies Culturally Responsive Course
  6. Dear Martin, Publisher: Ember. By: Nic Stone
    “Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates”
    Proposed use for: 9th grade ELA African American Perspective
  7. The Women of Brewster Place, Publisher: Penguin Books. By: Gloria Naylor.
    “In her heralded first novel, Gloria Naylor weaves together the stories of seven women living in Brewster Place, a bleak-inner city sanctuary, creating a powerful, moving portrait of the strengths, struggles, and hopes of black women in America.”
    Proposed use for: 10th grade ELA African American Perspective



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