With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

“I love this book for what it tells my students: no matter what life hands you, no matter how difficult it may be, surround yourself with people who cheer you on and hold on to your power, talent, and inherent worth. Don’t let anyone try to tell you you aren’t worthy because of x,y, or z. Because they are wrong.”

The Opposite of Hate by Sally Kohn

“I like the thought of my students becoming global citizens who can have a rational conversation with anyone — even people who have radically different beliefs than them. I like the idea that my students can be safer in the world if we all start connecting rather than hating.”

A #BlackLivesMatter Reading List

My cousin and I discussed collaborating on a reading list. Here is what I came up with. FICTION The Wilful Girl by Anonymous (2000 BC) The Book of Thoth by Anonymous (5th – 1st Century BC) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Acebe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo …