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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research and Practice
By Geneva Gay
Quite literally, the book on culturally responsive teaching. A foundational book that brings together theory, research and practice to assert that culturally responsive teaching is essential in addressing the needs of today's diverse student population.
The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving From Theory to Practice in Urban Schools
By Jeffery M. R. Duncan Andrade and Ernest Morrell
A phenomenal book that connects theory to stories of urban teachers who are engaged with critical pedagogy.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
By Paulo Freire
This is just one of dozens of books authored and co-authored by Paulo Freire, but is the book that started it all. Essential reading for anyone interested in re-configuring education to produce resistance, rather than reproducing social inequities.
Literacy With An Attitude Educating Working Class Children In Their Own Self-Interest
By Patrick J. Finn
Finn argues that our job is not to help working class students join the middle class. Education rather should focus on a powerful literacy that enables working-class and poor students to be better understand, demand, and protect their civil, political, and social rights.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
By Sherman Alexie
Exploring Indian identity, both self and tribal, Alexie's first young adult novel is a semiautobiographical chronicle of Arnold Spirit a Spokane Indian from Wellpinit, WA who decides to leave the reservation for the opportunity to attend a school in an affluent community.
Educating Culturally Responsive Teachers: A Coherent Approach
By Ana Maria Villegas and Tamra Lucas
Offering a conceptual framework and practical strategies for teacher preparation in schools with increasingly diverse racial and ethnic student populations, this book presents a coherent approach to educating culturally responsive teachers.
Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education
By Sonia Nieto
This book examines the lives of real students who are affected by multicultural education, or the lack of it. This social justice view of multicultural education encourages teachers to work for social change in their classrooms, schools, and communities.
Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School
Edited by Mica Pollock
A collection of short essays from dozens of teachers and scholars, exploring the possibilities of producing anti-racism in students and schools.
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
By bell hooks
A writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual writes about a new kind of education that teaches students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom.
By Francisco Jimenez
Jimenez's memoir, capturing his memories of the struggle his family endured as migrant farm workers in California. In this book, Jimenez also struggles with his emerging academic identity and love for school, given his family's background and lack of familiarity with the school system.