Why Ethnic and Social Equity Curriculum?

Grants and resources for teachers

Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture

Free resources for the classroom-books posters, curricula, pedagogy instruction- teaching tolerance, Howard zinn social studies curriculum

  • Resources on teaching about eugenics
  • African American Heritage Trail

LGBTQIA Curricula:

Community resources- for building a culture that supports ethnic studies

Books & Multimedia

Elementary School:                                   

Picture Books featuring BISOC (Black/Indigenous/Students of Color):

  • “Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut” by Derrick D. Barnes
  • “Don’t Touch My Hair!” by Sharee Miller
  • “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty
  • “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson
  • “We Are Grateful/Otsaliheliga” by Traci Sorell

Picture Books featuring LGBTQIA+ Youth:

  • “Julián Is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love
  • “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress” by Christine Baldacchino
  • “Red: A Crayon’s Story” by Michael Hall
  • “Stella Brings the Family” by Miriam Baker Schiffer

Picture Books featuring Immigrants and Refugees:

  • “Drawn Together” by Minh Lê & Dan Santat
  • “Dreamers” by Yuyi Morales
  • “Carmela Full of Wishes” by Matt de la Peña & Christian Robinson
  • “Her Right Foot” by Dave Eggers & Shawn Harris

Additional Picture Book Recommendations:

  • “Not my Idea: a book about whiteness” by Anastasia Higginbotham
  • “Love” by Matt de la Peña & Loren Long

Middle School:

Books featuring BISOC (Black/Indigenous/Students of Color):

  • “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • “Blended” by Sharon Draper
  • “Stars Beneath Our Feet” by David Barclay Moore
  • “Amal Unbound” by Aisha Saeed
  • “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Pérez
  • “Hearts Unbroken” by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • “Full Cicada Moon” by Marilyn Hilton

Books featuring LGBTQIA+ Youth:

  • “George” by Alex Gino
  • “The Prince and the Dressmaker” by Jen Wang
  • “Lily and Dunkin” by Donna Gephart

Books featuring Immigrants and Refugees:

  • “Refugee” by Alan Gratz
  • “Escape from Aleppo” by N. H. Senzal
  • “Return to Sender” by Julia Alvarez
  • “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park

Additional Book Recommendations:

  • “You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!” by Alex Gino
  • “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper
  • “El Deafo” by Cece Bell
  • “The Seventh Wish” by Kate Messner

High School:

Books featuring BISOC (Black/Indigenous/Students of Color):

  • “Love, Hate and Other Filters” by Samira Ahmed
  • “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone
  • “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
  • “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds
  • “#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women” by Charleyboy
  • “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon

Books featuring LGBTQIA+ Youth:

  • “Odd One Out” by Nic Stone
  • “The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali” by Sabina Khan
  • “Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey” by Ngozi Ukazu
  • “What If It’s Us” by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Books featuring Immigrants and Refugees:

  • “Internment” by Samira Ahmed
  • “Escape from Aleppo” by N. H. Senzal
  • “Illegal” by Eoin Colfer

Additional Book Recommendations:

  • “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • “Speak: The Graphic Novel” by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • “Hey, Kiddo” by Jarrett J. Krosoczka


Mindfulness & Ethnic Studies

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