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We're Still Here!

You may have heard that Busboys and Poets (BBP) is partnering with Politics and Prose to run the bookstores at the new and current BBP locations except 14th and V.
But what hasn't changed is that Teaching for Change will continue to run the bookstore at the original, flagship location.

Our selection runs counter to the industry norm. In the past nine years, only 10% of children's books published are by or about people of color. In our Teaching for Change Bookstore, approximately 89% of children's books sold are by or about people of color.

This has made the Teaching for Change Bookstore a destination in the D.C. metro area and nationally. 

With your support, we can continue providing our vital, hand-selected inventory of social justice books at 14th and V. 

In Your Words...
A Bookstore Worth Fighting For

Teaching for Change is reversing trends of racism by ensuring that people of color have a voice and that their lives are represented in children's literature.
Enid Lee, co-editor, 
Beyond Heroes and Holidays

Teaching for Change works to make real the dream that one day all children will be able to thrive in our country.  

Louise Derman-Sparks, co-author, Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves  

Nowhere in Washington can you find such a dedicated collection of great (and diverse) world literature and important and timely books on government, social justice, education, and international issues. 
Eugenia Kim, author, The Calligrapher's Daughter

At my school, a lot of people rely on Teaching for Change's selection to fuel students' imaginations with books that represent them.
Michelle Molitor, elementary school principal

Teaching for Change is about narrative change, understanding there are multiple narratives in our society, and how dangerous it is for children to only learn one dominant narrative.
Natalie Hopkinson, journalist

If we needed dramatic proof of the need for our bookstore, the midterm elections have provided it. Now more than ever we must serve as both a lighthouse and a clearinghouse to simultaneously warn of the hazards of social ignorance and the pathways to promising solutions.
Timothy L. Jenkins, Teaching for Change board member


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