The following titles in this post build student identity, engagement, and literacy practice in classrooms.
How can these ideas be transferred to libraries and community literacy programs?
Both books by Prof. Muhammad and Educator Escoto Germán provide methods literacy advocates and librarians can use to connect young people's cultural identities to history and center children's voices in the literacy and learning process.
Librarians can also use these titles to enhance outreach and relationship building with diverse patrons. Both books can provide strategies to ground diverse programming and collection building.
What were some of the things you've picked up and used from these books in your practice.
Muhammad, Gholdy, Love, Bettina L., writer of foreword, and Scholastic Inc., publisher. Cultivating Genius : an Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc., 2020. Print.
Germán, Lorena Escoto, and Paris, Django, writer of foreword. Textured Teaching : a Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2021. Print.
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