We envision a future where people actively work to dismantle injustices and build a more peaceful, equitable world.

May is a Month of Memories!

So many names to say, so much is the same and so much has changed. It is crucial that we say names of people who are gone too soon, not just gone, but murdered in the mess of oppression and hate that we ingest every day. We also report in this newsletter on memory-making that […]

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In Washington DC: Disrupting The Notion Of What Public Education And What Black Boys Can Do And Be #JACBA Newsletter 2Feb2018

These kids started a book club for minority boys. It’s the most popular club in school. The club dates back to December, when a fifth-grader complained one morning that his lackluster results on a citywide English exam didn’t reflect his true reading abilities. The principal, Mary Ann Stinson, placed a book she had lying around […]

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“Because Of Them: We Are,” Jacqueline Woodson National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature #JACBA Newsletter 26JAN2018

“What’s Your Equation?”: Jacqueline Woodson Inaugurated as Sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Through her platform, “READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?),” Woodson aims “to begin a conversation our country is hungry, but oftentimes afraid, to have.” After expressing gratitude to her editors and publishers, Woodson called on the audience to join […]

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