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‘Whose University? Our University:’ A Report on Racist Hate Crimes at UMass Amherst - Latino Rebels

For Safety's Sake, Get Rid of Campus Cops - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hundreds of #AAPI female Harvard students receive racist email death threats, FBI investigating | Reappropriate

Rant in East Carolina Student Newspaper Spurs Racial Tension, Death Threats for Editor : College Media Matters

Racist Posts On Yik Yak Prompt Student Protest At Colgate University

Lehigh University will revise racial harassment policy, provide additional training in wake of federal investigation | lehighvalleylive.com

Cerebrating Hispanic Heritage Month #LatinoHeritageMonth

#Ecuador #EcuadorAppreciationMonth:

I wrote this in 2010 but it speaks to me today. Recent events make me reflect on the historical struggle for justice - and how if we are not careful- people will write a story that will cause us to hate our own. 
The Ecuadorian Massacre of 1922 - or - #LasCrucesSobreElAgua - is one of those stories. The government reports that only 100 were killed on November 15, 1922. But other sources cite over 1500 people were killed that day. 
La Lucha continues… #KnowYourHistory #BeEmboldenedByYourHistory #OurAncestorsGotOurBacks
#PrimerGritoDeIndependencia #Ecuador. #DiezDeAgosto

August 10th, 1809 marks the first battle cry for independence from Spain in Ecuador. The battle was not successful - Ecuador gained independence many years later. But even then, slavery was not abolished (1852) even when Ecuador gained independence from Spain (1822) and from Gran Colombia (1830). So when I think about independence days, I always wonder - independence for who? 
Every cry for freedom is important - but we must be willing to fight for everyone’s freedom. Everyone. 
Happy Ecuador Appreciation Month!



High School Reading List

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Drown by Junot Diaz

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

For descriptions, click the read more!

(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle School lists)

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I’ve featured quite a few of these books for Fiction Week, and I know that many educators would be interested in a list like this. Thanks for making it.

(via teacoffeebooks)