School is in and soon children will be in the habit of classroom routines. Student behaviors will soon show as classwork and learning kicks in. The following picture book is suggested in showing ways to counter the negative discipline occurances young Black males unpropotionaly recieve in classrooms.
Keep Your Head up by Aliya King Neil & illustrated by Charly Palmer show a few concepts that are so important in countering the discipline gap in K-12 schools.
D goes to school and has some mishaps and is sent to the office. His principal and parents engage him in coping and reflection strategies. This book gives example of mindfulness and restorative justice strategies.
We also included a few additional professional development books on the topic.
Our copy of Keep Your Head Up was also a Vox Book, which provides an audio narration with the print book.
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