Today’s Slice is inspired by a quote within On A Thought’s blog post about hearing Jason Reynolds speak.
I’ve been thinking about books lately – specifically the type of books within my classroom and my school.
Never mind that we have books within our school library and book rooms that are
At the end of the last school year the VP and a couple of staff members, including me, culled the intermediate book room
Ancient dusty tomes
Yellowed weathered pages
racist and sexist editions that was ‘acceptable’ many years ago
All sent to the dust bin
We sorely need books reflective of our school community – ethnically diverse.
Underscored by Jason Reynolds
“Why would I want to have a relationship with literature if these books don’t want to have a relationship with me?”