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Hurston/Wright Foundation 13th Annual Legacy Award Winners

Oct
23

The Hurston/Wright Foundation has announced the winners for the 2014 Legacy Awards in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at the 13th annual Legacy Award Ceremony. The Legacy Awards have recognized literary and arts achievement in the black diaspora for almost a quarter century.

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Hurston/Wright Foundation 13th Annual Legacy Award

Oct
02

The Hurston/Wright Foundation has announced the nominations for the 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A winner and two finalists in each category will be honored at the 13th annual Legacy Award Ceremony on Friday, October 24, at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.

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Sponsor a Bookshelf at the Teaching for Change Bookstore

Sep
24

The Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets (14th and V) is the Washington, D.C. area’s best source for books that encourage children and adults to question, challenge, and re-think the world beyond the headlines.

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Summer Reading for Social Justice

Jun
26

The best part of summer has arrived, the time to select a book (or books) to savor over the weeks ahead.

Each year, the Teaching for Change staff offers recommendations for your summer reading, selected from new releases over the past year. Here is this summer’s list of books for children, middle school young adults, and adults in fiction and non-fiction.

With the theme of the World Cup this summer, we have two books on soccer in Brazil. To learn about the history behind the major voting rights anniversaries this decade, there are gripping titles on the people’s history of the Civil Rights Movement. There are also titles on the environment, gender stereotypes, education, race, Panama, WWII, and more.

Send us your feedback if you read any of the books and/or let us know what titles you would add to the list.

Remember, whatever you read this summer, please pick up the book at your local library or independent bookstore or webstore. We encourage everyone to boycott Amazon, here’s why.

 

 

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Rush Limbaugh Calls Teaching for Change Racist for Promoting Diverse Children’s Books

Jun
24

In the last five years, only 10% of children’s books published were about people of color despite the fact that 37% of the U.S. population are people of color. 

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Steve Early’s call to “Save Our Unions”

Jun
10

by Sarah Slichter

Steve Early, a long-time labor journalist and union activist, gave a rousing talk at the Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets on June 2. In attendance were over fifty activists, unionists, labor movement veterans as well as those who identified themselves as the “youth wing of the labor movement.”

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Mything Mandela

Jan
02

Nelson Mandela is portrayed as a solitary leader who rose above his people, instead of being part of a liberation movement.
Images: (l) Nelson Mandela and friends sing ‘Nikosi Sikelel I Afrika’ at the end of their trial for treason in South Africa, 3/29/61. (r) Image from the picture book Mandela.

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Our Favorite Books of 2013

Dec
18

Here are a few of our favorite books from 2013 for children, young adults, and adults. All of these titles would make great gifts for friends, family, and/or yourself.

Visit our Teaching for Change bookstore in D.C. at Busboys and Poets (14th and V) to find many more wonderful 2013 titles.

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