Celebrating Black History Month

Through Literacy


In this month’s newsletter, we’re celebrating Black History Month with a list of children’s picture books, resources that explore diversity considerations in literacy instruction, and an online webinar about educational inequities.

28 Picture Books ALL Children Should Read

This Black History Month

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This list from Maya’s Book Nook compiles picture books that would be appropriate for ALL children to read throughout Black History Month. These books feature heroes, hidden figures, and special moments that deserve to be highlighted. Choose a book today that celebrates the rich history African Americans have helped to create in the United States.

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Reading Difficulties

Are a Social Justice Issue

Did you know that dyslexia is disproportionately underdiagnosed in students of color?

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Cultural Consideration for Diverse Readers: Distinguishing Between Difference, Disorder, and Disadvantage

Early identification and intervention for students with true language and literacy weaknesses is critical. This video discusses evidence-based assessment and treatment practices that practitioners can utilize when working with speakers of African American English and other non-mainstream dialects.

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Dr. Lakeisha Johnson, co-lead of the National Center on Improving Literacy's Assessment Tools strand, discusses Cultural Considerations for Diverse Readers



Our very first, Reading the Room Discussion Series takes place later this month!

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