Here are selected books of poetry and books written in free verse for the classroom with a multicultural, social justice focus. Also included are books for children about poets. Your purchases from Teaching for Change's non-profit, indie online bookstore help us continue to review and recommend books for all ages. Wherever you buy your books, we encourage you to support indie bookstores (like ours) and boycott Amazon.
To learn about more social justice poets, we highly recommend the organization Split This Rock which hosts a bi-annual poetry festival and offers The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database. The best book on teaching poetry is Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson of Rethinking Schools.
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