Through discussion, students can learn to recognize and speak out against injustice in all its forms. But in order to speak up, students must first believe in the power of their own voices. Use our Culturally Responsive Tool Kit and the activities that correspond to our titles as a way to include, affirm, and celebrate the voices of all students. When we invite students to bring their own experiences and cultural references to the books they read, we create more equitable outcomes for learners. Be sure to incorporate stories with tough topics, which are vital to culturally responsive teaching, as well as stories that joyfully depict the experiences of marginalized people.
Culturally Responsive Toolkit