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Achieving Aboriginal Student Success: a Guide for K to 8 Classrooms. Pamela Rose Toulouse, $29.00

ACHIEVING ABORIGINAL STUDENT SUCCESS presents goals and strategies needed to support Aboriginal learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers of kindergarten to grade 8 who have Aboriginal students in their classrooms or who are looking for ways to infuse an Aboriginal worldview into their curriculum. Although the author’s primary focus is the needs of Aboriginal students, the ideas are best practices that can be applied in classroom-management techniques, assessment tools, suggestions for connecting to the Aboriginal community, and much more. The strategies and information in this resource are about building bridges between cultures that foster respect, appreciation, and understanding.


The Affective Curriculum: Teaching the Anti-Bias Approach to Young Children. Nadia Hall & Valerie Rhomberg, $69.95

This text enables anyone involved with young children to begin exploring personal values and attitudes towards diversity. The theorectical component examines the meaning of the anti-bias approach, the barriers to and the process of becoming empowered to carry out this philosophical orientation. The link between anti-bias and affective development in children from infancy through the school-age years is demonstrated.


Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. Louise Derman-Spark & Julie Olsen Edwards, $41.99

The eagerly awaited successor to the influential Anti-Bias Curriculum! Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this volume’s practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity; most importantly, find tips for helping staff and children respect each other, themselves, and all people.

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The Biracial and Multiracial Student Experience. Bonnie Davis, $33.95

Through compelling student and teacher narratives, author Bonnie Davis gives voice to a frequently mislabeled and misunderstood segment of the population. Filled with research-based instructional strategies and reflective questions, the book supports readers in examining:

  • The meaning of race, difference, and ethnicity
  • How mixed-identity students develop racial identities
  • How to adjust instruction to demonstrate cultural proficiency
  • Complex questions to help deepen understanding of bi- and multiracial experiences, white privilege, and the history of race

This sensitively written yet practical guide fills a gap in the professional literature by examining the experiences of biracial/multiracial students in the context of today's classrooms. The author calls upon readers to take a transformational journey toward racial literacy and, ultimately, become empowered by a real understanding of what it means to be biracial or multiracial and enable all students to experience increased self-confidence and success.


Can We Talk about Race and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation. Beverly Daniel Tatum, $16.00

Beverly Daniel Tatum emerged on the scene in 1997 with Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, a book that spoke to a wide audience about the psychological dynamics of race relations in America. Now, in Can We Talk about Race, Tatum starts with a warning call about the increasing but underreported re-segregation of America. Tatum sees our growing isolation from each other as deeply problematic, and she believes that schools can be key institutions for forging connections across the racial divide.

In this ambitious, accessible book, Tatum examines some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations:

  • The need of African-American students to see themselves reflected in curricula and institutions
  • How unexamined racial attitudes can negatively affect minority-student achievement
  • The possibilities — and complications — of intimate cross-racial friendships

Tatum approaches all these topics with the blend of analysis and storytelling that make her a most persuasive and engaging commentator on race.

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The Challenges of Student Diversity in Canadian Schools: Essays on Building a Better Future for Exceptional Children. Judy Lupart, Editor, $44.95

The specially commissioned essays in this book address the complexity of contemporary schools and classrooms as well as our need as a Canadian society to challenge the beliefs and practices that underpin lack of full access to, and benefit from education. They acknowledge the important influences of social, cultural, linguistic, academic, behavioural, gender and sexuality differences on the lives of students and raise important questions about how this diversity is respected in educational policy and practice.

Taken as a whole the essays are no less than a critical assessment of the theory, practices and policies of inclusive education and the promise of new assessment and empirical approaches, including "best practice", to affect positive change in the education of exceptional children.


Child Health Across Cultures: the Health, Wellbeing and Special Needs of Children from Diverse Backgrounds — a Resource for Teachers and Others with an Interest in Strengthening the Health of Children Experiencing More Than One Culture. Judith Colbert, $29.95

Child Health Across Cultures focuses on the critical importance of child health among diverse at-risk populations. By drawing on international research in various fields, author Judith Colbert explores global patterns of health and dis/ability, and recommendations for responding to health issues.

The book invites educators, clinicians and others to take steps toward providing the knowledge and support needed to promote the physical, mental, and social health of all members of the community — including vulnerable immigrant and newcomer children.


Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real about Race in School. Edited by Mica Pollock, $27.50

In Everyday Anti-Racism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools.

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The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism.  Debra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin, $33.95

This study looks into how children learn about the 'first R '— race — and challenges the current assumptions with case-study examples from three child-care centers. Parents and teachers will find this remarkable study reveals that the answer to how children learn about race might be more startling than could be imagined.


For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education. Christopher Emdin, $22.00

Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as un-teachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student’s culture and to re-imagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning.

Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike — both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the “Seven C’s” of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education.

Lively, accessible, and revelatory, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y’all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better.

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Gender, Bullying and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools. Elizabeth Meyer, $31.50 

Educator, researcher and author Elizabeth Meyers looks at the key gender issues related to bullying and harassment in schools and offers readers tangible and flexible suggestions to help positively transform the culture of their school and reduce the incidences of gendered harassment. The text features sections that speak specifically to administrators, teachers, counselors, student leaders and community and family members.


Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools.  Rebecca Haskell & Brian Burtch, $18.95

Bullying in schools has garnered significant attention recently, but despite this, little has been said about the occurrence of homophobic and transphobic bullying in Canadian high schools. GET THAT FREAK fills that gap by exploring the experiences of bullying among youth who identify or are identified as queer. Through interviews with recent high school graduates in British Columbia, Haskell and Burtch share stories of physical, verbal and emotional harassment, and offer important insights into the negative outcomes that result from the experience of being bullied. Challenging the familiar image of these youth as helpless victims, this book also recognizes positive outcomes: moments of resistance, friendship and inner strength. Finally, the authors make recommendations for challenging homophobic and transphobic bullying in high schools and supporting students who experience this form of harassment.


The Great Diversity Debate: Embracing Pluralism in School and Society. Kent Koppelman, $35.50

The Great Diversity Debate describes the presence and growth of diversity in the United States from its earliest years to the present. The author describes the evolution of the concept of pluralism from a philosophical term to a concept used in many disciplines and with global significance. Rather than assuming that diversity is a benefit, Koppelman investigates the ways in which diversity is actually experienced and debated across critical sectors of social experience, including immigration, affirmative action, education, and national identity, among others. Koppelman takes the sometimes complicated arguments for and against diversity in school and in society and lays out the benefits with great clarity and simplicity making this book accessible to a large audience.

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Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: a Guide for Change. Louise Derman-Sparks, Debbie LeeKeenan & John Nimmo, $34.50

With a focus on the leader’s role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families, this book emphasizes that this work is not only about changing curriculum, but requires thoughtful, strategic, long-term planning that addresses all components of an early childhood program. With a powerful combination of conceptual frameworks, the book explains the structural and individual changes leaders must foster. Featuring the authors’ extensive experience in the field, supplemented with insights from other anti-bias educators, they build on and expand current thinking about best early childhood leadership practices. This is an essential resource for anti-bias education leaders engaged in change in the wide range of early childhood care and education settings. 

Book Features:

  • The principles, guidelines, and strategies needed for school- and program-wide transformation
  • Activities for working with teachers and families to integrate an anti-bias approach
  • Strategies for supporting and strengthening the leader’s ability to initiate and sustain anti-bias education change, including resources to increase staff skills for implementing anti-bias education with children
  • Tools for assessing anti-bias education progress and managing mandated standards and assessments

How to Be a Perfect Stranger: the Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook, 4th Edition. Edited by Stuart Matlins & Arthur Magida, $23.95

North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it’s increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral, or other religious service of a friend, relative, or coworker whose faith is different from our own. This indispensable guidebook to help the well-meaning guest to feel comfortable, enjoy participating to the fullest extent possible and avoid violating anyone’s religious principles — while enriching their own spiritual understanding.


The Making Friends Program: Supporting Acceptance in Your K-2 Classroom. Paddy Favazza, Michaelene Ostrosky & Chryso Mouzourou, $48.95

Bullying prevention starts with helping young children understand and accept diversity — the earlier the better. That's why your school team needs this ready-to-use resource, a simple, fun, and effective way to promote social acceptance in the critical early years of attitude development. Perfect for K–2 classrooms, this book presents the field-tested, research-based Making Friends program, a toolbox of adaptable, practical strategies that fit right into your regular school day. You'll help students respect and accept each other's differences through three methods: 1) reading diversity-themed stories and conducting brief whole-class discussions; 2) forming small learning groups that encourage children from diverse backgrounds to play and interact; and 3) sharing the storybooks you read with families so they can continue discussions at home.

The book includes a complete package of reproducible, adaptable materials for implementing the Making Friends program, including a sample activity schedule, discussion guides, and forms to send home with families. You'll also get step-by-step directions on working the activities into your school day, extensive lists of diversity resources, vignettes that model positive interactions, and more.

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Motivating Black Males to Achieve In School & In Life. Baruti Kafele, $25.50

One of the most vexing problems confronting educators today is the chronic achievement gap between black male students and their peers. In this inspiring and thought-provoking book, veteran educator Baruti Kafele offers a blueprint for lifting black males up and ensuring their success in the classroom and beyond.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life offers proven strategies for getting black male students in middle school and high school to value learning, improve their grades, and maintain high standards for themselves. The author shows how simple but powerful measures to instill self-worth in young black males can not only raise these students' achievement, but also profoundly alter their lives for the better. This book will help you to help students:

  • Reverse the destructive effects of negative influences among peers and in the popular culture
  • Surmount adverse conditions at home or in their communities
  • Participate in mentorship programs with successful black male adults
  • Take pride in their heritage by learning about great figures and achievements in black history

Whether your school is urban or rural, all-black or mixed, you'll find this book to be an insightful resource that addresses the root causes of low achievement among young black males and offers a clear path to overcoming them.


Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society. Norine Dresser, $18.99

Both highly informative and entertaining, MULTICULTURAL MANNERS gives readers the understanding they need, the perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations. Norine Dresser identifies key cross-cultural hot spots and suggests methods that foster respect for diversity. Readers will discover the dos and don’ts of successful business and social interaction, detailed tips on avoiding embarrassment in a variety of social settings, amusing firsthand accounts of cultural gaffes, a breakdown of customs, religions, languages, and ethnicities for seventy different countries, and appropriate etiquette for innumerable settings.


Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children. Lisa Delpit, $32.50

Award-winning educator Lisa Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has eluded several decades of reform.

Delpit’s bestselling and paradigm-shifting first book, OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, focused on cultural slippage in the classroom between white teachers and students of color. In MULTIPLICATION IS FOR WHITE PEOPLE, Delpit reflects on two decades of reform efforts that still have left a generation of poor children of color feeling that higher math isn’t for them.

In her wonderful trademark style, punctuated with telling classroom anecdotes and informed by time spent at dozens of schools across the country, Delpit outlines an inspiring and uplifting blueprint for raising expectations for other people’s children, based on a simple premise: multiplication is for everyone.

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The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens. Brooke Hauser, $20.00 (includes a reading group guide)

Some walked across deserts and mountains. Others flew on planes. One arrived after escaping in a suitcase. And some won't say how they got here. A singular work of narrative journalism, THE NEW KIDS chronicles a year in the life of a remarkable group of these teenage newcomers, who all attend the International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn.  The unforgettable portraits of young people dealing with enormous obstacles, as they carve out new lives for themselves, will leave you rooting for these kids long after reading the stories of where they come from, how they got here and where they are going next.


No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning. Abigail Thernstrom & Stephan Thernstrom, $18.99

A wide and tragic gap in learning is evident in affluent suburbs as well as inner cities. Unequal skills and knowledge are the main sources of ongoing racial inequality, and racial inequality is America's great unfinished business. There are no good excuses for the perpetuation of long-standing inequalities, the Thernstroms argue eloquently. The problem can be solved, but conventional strategies will not work. Fundamental educational reform is needed. Carefully researched, accessibly written, and powerfully persuasive, this book offers both a close analysis of the current landscape and a blueprint for essential and overdue change.


Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, 2nd Edition. Lisa Delpit, $21.50

In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better “cultural transmitters” in the classroom — where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. This anniversary paperback edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne.


Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education: Philosophies of Iethi'nihsténha Ohwentsia'kékha (Land). Sandra Styres, $27.95

Indigenous scholars have been gathering, speaking, and writing about Indigenous knowledge for decades. These knowledges are grounded in ancient traditions and very old pedagogies that have been woven with the tangled strings and chipped beads of colonial relations.

Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education is an exploration into some of the shared cross-cultural themes that inform and shape Indigenous thought and Indigenous educational philosophy. These philosophies generate tensions, challenges, and contradictions that can become very tangled and messy when considered within the context of current educational systems that reinforce colonial power relations. Sandra Styres shows how Indigenous thought can inform decolonizing approaches in education as well as the possibilities for truly transformative teaching practices. This book offers new pathways for remembering, conceptualizing and understanding these ancient knowledges and philosophies within a twenty-first century educational context.

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Race, Poverty and Social Justice: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Edited by José Calderón, $32.95

This volume explores multiple examples of how to connect classrooms to communities through service learning and participatory research to teach issues of social justice. The various chapters provide examples of how collaborations between students, faculty, and community partners are creating models of democratic spaces (on campus and off campus) where the students are teachers and the teachers are students. The purpose of this volume is to provide examples of how service learning can be integrated into courses addressing social justice issues. At the same time, it is about demonstrating the power of service learning in advancing a course content that is community-based and socially engaged.


Race to Equity: Disrupting Educational Inequality. Tim McCaskell, $26.95 http://www.parentbooks.ca/images/tiny%20maple%20leaf.JPG

RACE TO EQUITY is a dazzling, detailed view of the experiments, successes, and mistakes in the Toronto Board of Education's quest to provide truly equitable education for a diverse student body. These attempts to deliver anti-racism, anti-sexism, and anti-homophobia education garnered national and international attention. McCaskell's astute blend of personal reflection and political theory illuminates a time of significant social struggle, cultural transformation, and deep learning. Drawing on a number of sources — his own memories, interviews with key participants, Board minutes, academic theory on different aspects of the work, and the wealth of documents produced along the way — McCaskell traces narrative threads through the "booming buzzing confusion" of institutional and social transformation. The result is a magical blend of personal reflections and political theory.


Racialized Schools: Understanding and Addressing Racism in Schools. Jesse Brinson & Shannon Smith, $44.95

While racism continues to be a persistent and pervasive issue in our schools nationwide, the professionals charged with creating safe and nurturing educational environments have few resources available to address racism directly. RACIALIZED SCHOOLS is on the leading edge of books that do just that and includes the latest research and praxis to help school personnel confront racism in a professional manner. A national qualitative survey of students, school counselors, teachers, and administrators sets the stage by providing readers with a 360-degree picture of today's schools and the many ways racism creeps into the lives of our students. The authors present a number of different models and perspectives on understanding and addressing racism, beginning with their own personal and professional experiences. Significant attention is also given to empowering school personnel and students to become racially aware, sensitive, and competent to address racism and racial conflicts in schools. RACIALIZED SCHOOLS is not only a comprehensive look at racism within our schools; it is also a practical tool for use by teachers, school counselors, administrators, etc., for implementing preventative measures to combat racism directly.

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Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd Edition. Maurianne Adams, et al, $51.95

For over ten years, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice has been the go-to anthology for the broadest possible coverage of issues related to identity and oppression from a social justice perspective. This highly-anticipated second edition breaks even further ground, boasting over 40 more readings than previously available, updated and original section introductions, and three entirely new chapter sections on Religious Oppression, Transgender Oppression, and Ageism/Adultism. As with the first edition, each chapter section is divided into Contexts, Personal Voices, and Next Steps. The first two parts provide vivid portraits of the meaning of diversity and the realities of oppression. The third part challenges the reader to take action to end oppressive behavior and affirm diversity and social justice.


The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom. Edited by Lisa Delpit, $21.50

The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today’s teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English that we speak. At a time when children are written off in our schools because they do not speak formal English, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at crucial educational issues.


Student Diversity: Teaching Strategies to Meet the Learning Needs of All Students In K-10 Classrooms, 3rd Edition. Faye Brownlie, Catherine Feniak & Leyton Schnellert, $24.95

From ice-breaking activities to ways to meet specific expectations in all areas of the curriculum, teachers will discover practical strategies and organizational frameworks that will help them to reach all students. Whether you're searching for new ways to inspire students with different learning styles, celebrate the abilities of the physically challenged, or boost the skills of those learning English for the first time, Student Diversity has what you need to meet and defeat the wide variety of challenges in today's classroom. Packed with examples of student work and reproducible worksheets, this book will help to smooth the daily path of beginning and experienced teachers alike.

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Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators. Jan Stewart, $34.95

Supporting Refugee Children covers the lived experiences of refugee children who immigrate to North America and the challenges and successes that these children and their families experience; the systems, structures, or programs that assist with the process of adjustment for refugee children; and strategies and activities that help newcomer children adjust to life after migration. Each chapter begins with a case study or personal story about the experience of a refugee child or family to illustrate the key issues discussed. A concluding chapter offers recommendations for policy and practice.


The Teacher’s Guide to Inclusive Education: 750 Strategies for Success! Peggy Hammeken, $52.45

This is a practical, comprehensive resource to help educators establish or enrich an inclusive education program to meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom environment. It includes strategies for working with students with English as a second language; students with special needs, at-risk and low achievers and students who simply need more support in order to be successful in the classroom.


A Teacher’s Guide to Working with Children & Families from Diverse Backgrounds. Julia Link Roberts & Jennifer Jolly, $27.95

Schools are increasingly diverse in their student population, presenting new challenges for teachers. In light of these challenges, schools remain important in the talent development process. A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS provides important information and strategies for educators at all levels. The book is written for educators who want all children to thrive in school, including those who are twice-exceptional, those from lower income backgrounds, and others who have been underrepresented in gifted programming.

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Teaching Fairly In an Unfair World. Kathleen Gould Lundy, $24.95

This powerful book helps teachers redefine an inclusive curriculum by questioning what is taught, how it is taught, to whom, and under what conditions. The book explores opportunities for students to connect with social justice issues in the real world through imagined experiences found in short stories, novels, plays, picture books, graphic novels, and primary source documents, such as letters.


Thriving in the Multicultural Classroom: Principles and Practices for Effective Teaching. Mary Dilg, $37.95

In this practical resource, Mary Dilg helps teachers understand and enjoy working with students from different cultural backgrounds. Focusing on the special needs of adolescents and drawing on over 25 years of experience teaching in urban schools across the U.S., Dilg recommends ways of thinking about curriculum and pedagogy that will enable both teachers and students to thrive in the multicultural classroom.


Using Skilled Dialogue to Transform Challenging Interactions: Honoring Identity, Voice, and Connection. Isaura Barrera & Lucinda Kramer, $34.95

Responding to the challenges posed by diverse behavior in early childhood settings depends on a deep understanding of the experiences, values, perceptions, and beliefs that shape it. This book shows how to interpret behavior in the context of culture—and use that knowledge to improve even the most challenging interactions. A must for every professional who works with young children and families, this book will help readers change the way they think about behavior—and resolve challenges in ways that honor diverse cultures and perspectives.

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Welcoming Newcomer Children: the Settlement of Young Immigrants and Refugees - a Resource for Teachers and Others with an Interest in Supporting Young Newcomers from Birth though Kindergarten. Judith Colbert, $29.95

Welcoming Newcomer Children offers a new and comprehensive perspective on child settlement. Drawing on international research in various fields,  the book examines values and beliefs from a non-western point of view, questioning accepted practices, priorities & standards. Author Judith Colbert suggests new strategies for working with children from birth through kindergarten.  The book invites reader reflection,  and supports teachers with:

  • Implications for Practice
  • 10 Mainstream Benchmarks of Quality
  • Fully referenced Bibliography & Index
  • Professional practices that sustain program quality

What If All the Kids Are White? Anti-Bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families, 2nd Edition. Louise Derman-Sparks & Patricia Ramsey, $29.95

This compelling volume tackles frequently asked questions about multicultural education: How do I teach about racial and cultural diversity if all my students are white? What do White children need and gain from anti-bias and multicultural education?

The authors, two distinguished social justice educators, propose seven learning themes to help young white children resist messages of racism and build identity and skills for thriving in a world of diversity. The text includes strategies, resources, and classroom examples for implementing the learning themes in early childhood settings.


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, Revised and Updated Edition. Beverly Daniel Tatum, $24.99

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism — now fully revised and updated.

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.

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Working with Children from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds.  M. Diane Klein & Deborah Chen, $53.95

This exciting text offers an overview of the ways in which cultural differences influence young children's behavior, communication, and learning styles. It is a practical guide for early childhood professionals working in such settings as group child care, preschools, and Head Start programs. The text considers the major developmental domains of language and communication, social skills and school readiness and emergent literacy. In addition, it provides examples of curriculum and instructional adaptations that can be used to accommodate children from diverse backgrounds.


“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations about Race. Beverly Daniel Tatum, $19.50

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black youth seated together in the cafeteria. Of course, it's not just the black kids sitting together-the white, Latino, Asian Pacific, and, in some regions, American Indian youth are clustered in their own groups, too. The same phenomenon can be observed in college dining halls, faculty lounges, and corporate cafeterias. What is going on here? Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix, or a coping strategy we should support? How can we get past our reluctance to talk about racial issues to even discuss it? And what about all the other questions we and our children have about race?

Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, asserts that we do not know how to talk about our racial differences: Whites are afraid of using the wrong words and being perceived as "racist" while parents of color are afraid of exposing their children to painful racial realities too soon. Using real-life examples and the latest research, Tatum presents strong evidence that straight talk about our racial identities-whatever they may be-is essential if we are serious about facilitating communication across racial and ethnic divides. We have waited far too long to begin our conversations about race. This remarkable book, infused with great wisdom and humanity, has already helped hundreds of thousands of readers figure out where to start.

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Complete Booklist

Achieving Aboriginal Student Success: a Guide for K to 8 Classrooms. Pamela Rose Toulouse, $29.00

The Affective Curriculum: Teaching the Anti-Bias Approach to Young Children. Nadia Hall & Valerie Rhomberg, $69.95

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. Louise Derman-Spark & Julie Olsen Edwards, $41.99

The Biracial and Multiracial Student Experience. Bonnie Davis, $32.95

Can We Talk About Race and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation. Beverly Daniel Tatum, $16.00

The Challenges of Student Diversity in Canadian Schools: Essays on Building a Better Future for Exceptional Children. Judy Lupart, Editor, $44.95

Child Health Across Cultures: the Health, Wellbeing and Special Needs of Children from Diverse Backgrounds — a Resource for Teachers and Others with an Interest in Strengthening the Health of Children Experiencing More Than One Culture. Judith Colbert, $29.95

Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools. Delores Lindsey, Richard Martinez & Randall Lindsey, $46.95

Culturally Proficient Instruction: a Guide for People Who Teach. Kikanza Nuri Robins, Randall Lindsey, Delores Lindsey & Raymond Terrell, $54.95

The Culturally Proficient School: an Implementation Guide for School Leaders. Randall Lindsey, Laraine Roberts & Franklin Campbelljones, $46.95

Educating Everybody’s Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners. Robert Cole (ed.), $33.95

Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real about Race in School. Edited by Mica Pollock, $27.50

The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism.  Deb ra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin, $33.95

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education. Christopher Emdin, $22.00

Gender, Bullying and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools. Elizabeth Meyer, $31.50

Gender Identity, Equity and Violence: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Edited by Geraldine Stahly, $32.95

Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools. Rebecca Haskell & Brian Burtch, $18.95

The Great Diversity Debate: Embracing Pluralism in School and Society. Kent Koppelman, $35.50

How to Be a Perfect Stranger: the Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook, 4th Edition. Edited by Stuart M. Matlins & Arthur J. Magida, $23.95

Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: a Guide for Change. Louise Derman-Sparks, Debbie LeeKeenan & John Nimmo, $34.50

The Making Friends Program: Supporting Acceptance in Your K-2 Classroom. Paddy Favazza, Michaelene Ostrosky & Chryso Mouzourou, $48.95

Motivating Black Males to Achieve In School & In Life. Baruti Kafele, $25.50

Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society. Norine Dresser, $18.99

Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children. Lisa Delpit, $32.50

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The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens. Brooke Hauser, $20.00 (includes a reading group guide)

No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning. Abigail Thernstrom & Stephan Thernstrom, $18.99

One Child, Two Languages: a Guide for Pre-school Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language. Patton Tabors, $35.50

Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, 2nd Edition. Lisa Delpit, $21.50

Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education: Philosophies of Iethi'nihsténha Ohwentsia'kékha (Land). Sandra Styres, $27.95

Race, Poverty and Social Justice: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Edited by José Calderón, $32.95

Race to Equity: Disrupting Educational Inequality. Tim McCaskell, $26.95

Racialized Schools: Understanding and Addressing Racism in Schools. Jesse Brinson & Shannon Smith, $44.95

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd Edition. Maurianne Adams, et al, $51.95

The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom. Edited by Lisa Delpit, $21.50

Student Diversity: Teaching Strategies to Meet the Learning Needs of All Students In K-10 Classrooms, 3rd Edition. Faye Brownlie, Catherine Feniak & Leyton Schnellert, $24.95

Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators. Jan Stewart, $34.95

Talking About Identity: Encounters in Culture, Language and Identity. Carl James & Adrienne Shadd, $29.95

The Teacher’s Guide to Inclusive Education: 750 Strategies for Success! Peggy Hammeken, $52.45

A Teacher’s Guide to Working with Children & Families from Diverse Backgrounds. Julia Link Roberts & Jennifer Jolly, $27.95

Teaching Fairly In an Unfair World. Kathleen Gould Lundy, $24.95

Thriving in the Multicultural Classroom: Principles and Practices for Effective Teaching. Mary Dilg, $37.95

Using Skilled Dialogue to Transform Challenging Interactions: Honoring Identity, Voice & Connection. Isaura Barrera & Lucinda Kramer, $41.95

Welcoming Newcomer Children: the Settlement of Young Immigrants and Refugees - a Resource for Teachers and Others with an Interest in Supporting Young Newcomers from Birth though Kindergarten. Judith Colbert, $29.95

What If All the Kids Are White? Anti-Bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families, 2nd Edition. Louise Derman-Sparks & Patricia Ramsey, $29.95

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, Revised and Updated Edition. Beverly Daniel Tatum, $24.99

Working with Children from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds.  M. Diane Klein & Deborah Chen, $53.95

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