The Burning House: Educating Black Boys in Modern America by Desmond Williams.
Join us as we speak to Educator & Author Desmond Williams and discuss literacy, being an administrator, and deconstructing the educational system, and what it takes to get young Black males to succeed.
Join us as we talk about his latest publication: Teaching Black Boys in the Elementary Grades: Advanced Disciplinary Reading and Writing to Secure Their Futures, growing up in Chicago, his reading habits, the influence of public libraries, and much more!
We Are Here Lit! interviews Award-Winning Author Carole Boston Weatherford in honor of Women's History Month! We will celebrate her space in children's literature as an author who has given voice to Black historical people and places for all to learn. We also learn about her influence on her son Jeffery who is a Poet, MC, and Illustrator.
Join We Are Here Lit! as we talk to Dr. Nathaniel Bryan and his new book Toward a BlackBoyCrit Pedagogy: Black Boys, Male Teachers, and Early Childhood Classroom Practices.
We will discuss Dr. Bryan's educational and literacy journey, supporting educators, what is BlackBoyCrit, Black boys & sports, homeschooling, and much more.
Just a clip from our discussion with Dr. Nathaniel Bryan as he discusses Black Boys and the importance of play in learning, one of the many topics of our engaging, insightful conversation
Dr. Bryan has a new book, Toward a BlackBoyCrit Pedagogy: Black Boys, Male Teachers, and Early Childhood Classroom Practices.
Join us as we discuss Dr. Bryan's educational and literacy journey, supporting educators, what is BlackBoyCrit, Black boys & sports, homeschooling, culturally relevant children's literature, what the Science of Reading means for minoritized communitites and much more.
You can watch or listen to the interview on all our platforms
(Youtube, Anchor Podcast, Spotify, and the website weareherelit.org)
Dr. Guy Sims, Philly native, co-creator of the critically acclaimed Brotherman comics books takes time to share his story with us! He is a frequent collaborator with his brother, illustrator Dawud Anyabwile. He adapted Walter Dean Myers' book Monster into a graphic novel which Mr. Anyabwile illustrated.
Dr. Sims discusses, the role literacy played in his life, writing, the story behind Brotherman comics, retelling Monster for a new generation, and much more.
We Are Here Lit! invites guest interviewer Middle School Scholar-Athlete James to interview Track Olympian and Businessman Kenny Selmon
Join us as We Are Here Lit! invites guest interviewer Middle School Scholar-Athlete James to interview Olympian & Businessman Kenny Selmon about discovering track, being in the Olympics, balancing school and athletics, defining your identity beyond sports, and more.
We Are Here Lit! shares our interview with acclaimed Author, Historian, and Educator Ray Anthony Shepard. An insightful journey, Mr. Shepard will share his literacy story, his path as an Educator to a noted Author sharing the importance critical literacy plays in telling African-American historical narratives.
6th grader Joziah brings a podcast promoting literacy, reviewing intriguing titles from different genres with interviews, and more!
Find him here on IG @readbookswithjoziah And also on Apple podcast!
Check him out and share this podcast as a model for homeschooling, classroom, and library programs
How can we think about working collectively to change the “State of Illiteracy”?
Join us as we talk to Jonathan Beatty, author of the recent Newsweek opinion piece The Challenge of Defeating Illiteracy in America and Founder of I Love Books. We’ll discuss how we can end illiteracy through cross-sector collaboration, collective problem solving, and strategic resource allocation.
Thursday, November 4th, 7:30-8:30 on Zoom
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Jonathan Beatty, better known as the “Chief Bookman,” is the founder of I LOVE BOOKS (ILB), an apparel startup on a mission to end illiteracy, #bookbybook. The company sells bookish merch, and donates half of its profits to provide new books to children who need them most. Since April, ILB has donated nearly 1,000 new books to kids in Kentucky through partnerships with local schools and nonprofits.
Before launching ILB, Jonathan spent over a decade working in corporate finance for some of the largest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble, McKesson, and Amazon. He left his career to ensure all young people have access to books and the opportunity to become lifelong learners.
WE ARE HERE will provide you book reviews, discussions, news, and programming about literature and literacy by and about Black males. This site will also feature vlog conversations on topics related to the promoting literacy and voice for Black boys and young men.