Justseeds is a big fan of Rethinking Schools. The long-running organization has been a go-to resource for educators who merge teaching with a social justice mission. The Rethinking Schools magazine is indispensable, as is there many books. Rethinking Schools most recent book – Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality (edited by Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, Rachel Harper, Jeff Sapp, Jody Sokolower, and Melissa Bollow Tempel) was just released and it is a collection of inspiring stories about how to integrate feminist and LGBTQ content into curriculum, making it part of a vision for social justice, and creating classrooms and schools that nurture all children and their families.
In a period when the focus has been on anti-bullying legislation and the victory of gay marriage, Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality expresses a larger perspective on what liberatory classrooms and schools look like for LGBTQ youth, staff, and families—and, really, for all of us. Our authors teach from an understanding of the intersections of racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression—and integrate this content into curriculum across grade and subject levels. They describe alternatives to zero tolerance responses to homophobia. They talk about creating supportive classrooms, schoolwide and districtwide change, teachers coming out, and teacher preparation.
To put this book over the top, the front cover art is by Favianna Rodriguez and some of the illustrations inside the book are from the This is An Emergency portfolio that Meredith Stern organized.
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