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Retro Resource: AS GOOD AS ANYONE Educator Guide
August 27, 2013

Retro Resource: AS GOOD AS ANYONE Educator Guide

Retro Resources is a feature that highlights classroom and library materials you may have missed.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance.Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

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Retro Resource: CROW Educator Guide
May 08, 2013

Retro Resource: CROW Educator Guide

Retro Resources is a feature that highlights classroom and library materials you may have missed.

For our first Retro Resource feature, we’d like to highlight an educator guide for a book that quickly became a favorite in our department: Crow by Barbara Wright.  Impeccably researched and heartbreaking, Crow is the story of a young African American boy witnessing white supremacists oust the city government of Wilmington, North Carolina–the only successful coup d’etat in American History. We’re not alone in our love, either–the book received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and The Horn Book when it was published in January 2012. While it’s set after the Civil War has ended and before the implementation of the Jim Crow laws in the south, we feel that it will enrich units on either time period and serve as a great way to introduce talking points on African American history and how it’s portrayed, government and government structure, prejudice, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Click here to download the educator’s guide.