The Literacy and Social Responsibility Special Interest Group of the International Literacy Association invited me to speak this morning at the ILA annual conference, which happens to be taking place in my home city of Austin.
For the occasion I put together a new keynote, “Getting Better All the Time,” and throughout I mentioned a few books and other resources that I thought the audience (and others not in the room) might want to be able to revisit.
So, here they are.
How to Diversify Your Kidlit-Related Lists (download a PDF version)
This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century, by Mark Engler and Paul Engler (published by Nation Books)
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo (published by Seal Press)
BookPeople’s Modern First Library (details here)
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, by Chris Barton and Ekua Holmes (coming this September from Beach Lane Books)
Thanks for this great information, Chris! I have discovered another book that writers may find useful. I’m currently reading it and working through the exercises. The book is “Writing the Other” by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward.
Thank you for the suggestion, Linda!