Written as a critical survey of leading American history textbooks, Loewen’s classic Lies my Teacher Told Me has sold nearly two million copies. The new Young Readers Edition streamlines the content to confront many salient historical myths, including the actual story of the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller’s socialist ties, the truth behind United States’ military interventions from Latin America to Iraq, and more.
Join Politics & Prose for an event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds will be in conversation with Deborah D. Taylor, a youth librarian and recipient of the 2015 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement.
What if everything you thought you knew about educating Black children was based on BS (bad stats)? In No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear about Black People, Toldson uses data analysis, anecdotes, and powerful commentary to dispel common myths and challenge conventional beliefs about educating Black children.
The 2009 Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal was the subject of national headlines. In None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanda Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators, Shani Robinson, one of the teachers charged and ultimately convicted as part of the scandal, and journalist Anna Simonton show how school employees were collateral damage in a crisis caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly shaped by business interests.
Bring the family and enjoy meeting the authors and illustrators, art activities, storytelling, face painting, and light refreshments.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. Kwame Alexander, poet, educator, host and producer of the literary variety/talk show Bookish, cofounding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative, and founding editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of HMH Books for Young Readers; in conversation with artist Kadir Nelson. Moderated by Kevin Merida, senior vice president and editor-in-chief, ESPN.
The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. The awards were created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa.