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These Are the Top Books Black Teachers Request for Their Classrooms

"Over the last four school years, Black teachers have overwhelmingly asked for these five books in their DonorsChoose requests."


"As with the start of every school year, teachers put out requests for help with classroom supplies, through Amazon lists, DonorsChoose projects, and other avenues.

Books have been among the top requested items for teachers across the country every year since the 2018/2019 school year, according to an analysis of DonorsChoose data.

And, over the past few years, there’s been a 'major push' for more anti-racism books in classrooms, says Katie Potter, senior literacy manager at Lee & Low Books, a New York City-based publisher that’s been publishing diverse children’s books for the past 30 years. The requests for these books show how Black educators are demonstrating 'anti-racism stories or narratives aren’t always about overcoming trauma and marginalization.'"

Read the full story on wordinblack.com.

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