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This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Aeriale Johnson!
Season 2 Ep 9 Show notes
Aeriale Johnson serves children and their communities as a kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary School in San Jose, CA. Prior to that, she taught in rural Alaska for 11 years and Florida for eight years. Her research focuses on both exploring and eliminating word poverty and the impact of the vestiges of colonialism on public school education in rural and urban settings throughout the world. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, served on the ILA Rural Diversity Committee from 2012-14, has presented at ILA and NCTE, and is currently a Heinemann Fellow.
Here are her book recommendations…
Where the Past Begins, by Amy Tan
My Name is Not Easy, by Debby Dahl Edwardson
The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon
Other texts mentioned:
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Refugee, by Alan Gratz
At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!
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