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

Bringing Books and Authors to Classrooms

Check out some fabulous resources and events for May and beyond   Thanks to the Long Beach Council PTA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee for the May reminders.  Find them on instagram @lbcptadeic to see more.    Follow Liz Sohyeon Kleinrock on instagram @teachandtransform.  Compensate and support her on Patreon and find more of her […]

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Connecting the World and Young People with Books

Check out some fabulous resources and events for April and beyond   RSVP and receive the zoom link by clicking here! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We are most active on Instagram and Twitter. Jane Addams Peace Association on Instagram Jane Addams Peace Association on Twitter […]

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Women’s History Month

Find information and resources about International Women’s Day here.  Women in History   Women in history: Barbara Jordon Women’s history month and every month is the time to celebrate and spotlight African American women who changed the world.  Meet 50+ of them in “Brave.Black. First” by Cheryl Willis Hudson, illustrated by Erin K. Robinson Women […]

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Black Lives Matter in Schools…

Everyone needs books that mirror their own experience and realities.  Some people have always had these.  Some people need window books to view others’ worlds and realities and everyone needs to walk through sliding glass doors to join the work for freedom and justice for all.  Biographies can do all these things.  Here are some […]

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New Year, New Books

For every young girl and person who’s been told they are “too this and too that” here’s an empowering book of inspiration. “Ambitious Girl” by Meena Harris and Marissa Valdez is a celebration of girl-power, overcoming obstacles, finding inspiration in role models, and pursuing dreams and ambitions.  It’s about strong women, finding one’s confidence, and […]

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October into November: Time for Remembering

Indigenous Peoples’ day was October 11.Sometimes dates and dedicated months can help us remember and keep us on an anti-racist and inclusive social justice path, an important and sometimes difficult task while breathing the air of systemic racism. National American Indian Heritage Month is in November. Too often Indigenous stories, voices, and history are absent.Too […]

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Fall is for change !

The year back to school for some educators has meant fear: fear for the health of themselves and their family, fear of teaching with an anti-racist, anti-bias lens, fear of using books that represent all young people, fear of loss of income. For some, this fear may coexist with the stress of too many students, […]

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Summer Freedom Reading!

Summer for some means more freedom, not having to follow a school schedule. For some this freedom may coexist with the stress of unstructured time. For some, summer means more reading time. This summer gives us a long overdue and welcome “Freedom Day” holiday as Juneteenth became a national holiday AND a reminder that working […]

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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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