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Heinemann Professional Books about Equity

Header-1To kick off February, we're bringing you a list of the 4 Heinemann professional books about equity, social justice, antibias and antiracism, and social comprehension.

Start Here, Start Now

Start Here, Start Now by Liz KleinrockStart Here, Start Now addresses many of the questions and challenges educators have about getting started with antibias and antiracist work, using a framework for tackling perceived barriers from a proactive stance. Liz Kleinrock answers the questions with personal stories, sample lessons, anchor charts, resources, conversation starters, extensive teacher and activist accounts, and more.

We Got This

We Got This, by Cornelius Minor

While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. What we hear can spark action that allows us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children. A lone teacher can’t eliminate inequity, but Cornelius Minor demonstrates that a lone teacher can confront the scholastic manifestations of racism, sexism, ableism and classism through practical tools, attributes, and strategies.

Textured Teaching

Textured Teaching, by Lorena Escoto German

With Culturally Sustaining Practice as its foundation, Textured Teaching helps secondary teachers in any school setting stop wondering and guessing how to implement teaching and learning that leads to social justice. Lorena Escoto Germán shares her framework for creating a classroom environment that is highly rigorous and engaging, and that reflects the core traits of Textured Teaching: student-driven, community centered, interdisciplinary, experiential, and flexible.

Being the Change

Being the Change, by Sara K. AhmedBeing the Change is based on the idea that people can develop skills and habits to serve them in the comprehension of social issues. Sara K. Ahmed identifies and unpacks the skills of social comprehension, providing teachers with tools and activities that help students make sense of themselves and the world as they navigate relevant topics in today’s society.


This is part of Heinemann's "Bookshelf series" where we'll be rolling out topic-specific book lists teachers need to navigate educational spaces.

Topics: Classroom Management, Cornelius Minor, Education Policy, Equity, Writing, Administration, Collaboration, Sara Ahmed, Social Justice, Being the Change, We Got This, Lorena Germán, Anti-Racist Education, Liz Kleinrock, Start Here, Start Now, Textured Teaching, Bookshelf

Date Published: 02/05/24

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