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Honoring Diversity: Resources for Your Classroom

By Anna Osborn and Tricia Ebarvia
 | Sep 10, 2018

honoring-diversityThe following list of resources is a supplement to “Honoring Diversity,” an article in the September/October 2018 issue of Literacy Today, ILA’s member magazine.
It is provided by the article’s authors, Anna Osborn and Tricia Ebarvia.

Recommended middle and high school titles for your classroom

  • Inside Out and Back Again and Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lại (HarperCollins)
  • Blackbird Fly and Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow)
  • Fred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, and illustrated by Yutaka Houlette (Heyday)
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (Macmillan)
  • Flying Lessons & Other Stories by Ellen Oh (Crown)
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster)
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Simon Pulse)
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (Anchor)
  • You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Warcross by Marie Lu (Penguin)

Additional resources

Tricia Ebarvia, a Heinemann Fellow, teaches English at Conestoga High School outside Philadelphia, PA. She is also a codirector for the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project and an Educator Collaborative literacy consultant.

Anna Osborn, an ILA member since 2008, is a reading specialist and National Board Certified teacher in Columbia, MO. As a member of her district’s equity team, certified by NCCJ-St. Louis as an equity facilitrainer, Osborn leads educators in difficult conversations about identity, systemic oppression, and strategies to achieve liberation. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in literacy at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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