Texts on My Mind This Week – September 13, 2021

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.

Goodreads

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.

Goodreads

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.

Goodreads

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.

Goodreads

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.

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