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If Rush is mad then you must be doing something very right! Thanks for continuing to support and promote quality literature and share the American story from a variety of perspectives.

Paula Young Shelton, elementary school teacher and author of Child of the Civil Rights Movement

In the face of Rush Limbaugh's attack on Teaching for Change, you have positively overwhelmed us with calls, emails, Facebook comments, tweets, donations, and book orders
Thank you for letting us know that you stand by our commitment to feature children's books by and about people of color and not to sell Limbaugh's "history" books for children. 
While the attack by Limbaugh has been very visible, the crisis caused by mega corporate publishers and Amazon has a more devastating impact
on the publication and availability of multicultural children's literature. 
In the last five years, only 10% of children's books published were about people of color. Our bookstore can continue to fight against this trend, but we cannot do it without your help. 
It will take sustained support from you and your networks to keep our progressive bookstore in operation and to build the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.

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Summer Reading for Social Justice

Summer Reading

The best part of summer has arrived, the time to select a book (or books) to savor over the weeks ahead. 

Each year, the Teaching for Change staff offers recommendations for your summer reading, selected from new releases over the past year. Here is this summer's list of books for children, middle school, young adults, and adults in fiction and non-fiction. 

Remember, whatever you read this summer, please pick up the book at your local library or independent bookstore or webstore. We encourage everyone to boycott Amazon, here's why.


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Freedom Summer

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer. What can you do to commemorate this anniversary of the fight for democracy in Mississippi and the United States overall? 
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