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Birth of Wallace Henry Thurman

Wallace Henry Thurman, editor, playwright, and author, born (1902-1934). Thurman, who was active during the Harlem Renaissance, a movement he initially admired, but later came…
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A fully functional multi-racial society cannot be achieved without a sense of history and open, honest dialogue.

—Cornell West

Featured Lesson Plans

Stereotypes and Tonto

This lesson revolves around Sherman Alexie’s poignant yet humorous and accessible essay, “I Hated Tonto (Still Do).” It explores the negative impact that stereotypes have…

Looking Closely at Ourselves

In this lesson, students explore race and self-identity by creating self-portraits. The lesson aims to help students develop detailed observational skills and use these skills…

Different Colors of Beauty

The overall goal of these lessons is to help students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open classroom environment. Each lesson…
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Featured Social Justice Literature for Youth

Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural - Edited by Claudine Chiawei O’Hearn

Personal essays of 18 writers that aren’t sure where they belong. Some are immigrants; most are children or parents of biracial, bicultural families. Level: Grades…

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman

During the fall leading up to her bat mitzvah, Tara (Hindi for “star”) Feinstein has a lot more than her Torah portion on her mind.…

I Am Mixed by Garcelle Beauvais & Sebastian A. Jones & James C. Webster

Jay and Nia are the children of two worlds, and as they will discover, they can enjoy the best of both. From Mommy's jazz beats…
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Video & Article Pairings of the Month

Multi-Racial Identity

This August (2022) we feature two videos paired with one reading to explore multi-racial identity. We also include The Forgotten Slavery of our Ancestors, which…
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