This weekly post is a spot for me to list what texts have been tumbling around in my mind and share a few quick notes about each.
What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition – Emma Dabiri
Emma Dabiri’s book doesn’t hold back regarding exactly what the title states – what white people can do next in order to move beyond allyship and into coalition.
Seedfolks – Paul Fleischman
My favorite way to kick off one of my other freshmen courses. We are early on in the collection of stories and trying to make sense of everything.
A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry
First read of this classic play alongside freshmen. I’m a few days ahead and am looking forward to digging into the text with students for the first time.
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music – Steve Lopez
My second First Chapter Friday selection and choice for September Independent Reading unit with sophomores.
Finding D.W. – Jason Szwimer
Binge listened to 11 episodes over the course of a long car ride with my wife this past weekend. I felt nostalgic vibes as Szwimer, one of the male voice actors of D.W. on the TV show Arthur, seeks to find the other male voice actors for the character.