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Reading deeply, widely, openly, and critically together is one way of fighting dominant narratives around race, identity, and power. To intentionally curate anti-racist home or classroom libraries and reading experiences for youth is to ignite the kind of radical imagination and collective action around racial justice and social justice education that our world needs. 

ZAPOURA NEWTON-CALVERT 
(co-founder of Reading is Resistance)

STORY PLAYLIST: WE ARE THE MEDICINE

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FREE READING GUIDES

This spring, a beautiful group of students from Portland State University's Social Justice in K12 Education and Anti-Bias Education courses came together as a learning community to understand the roots of racial injustice, explore our current moment and daily practices, and imagine into a future of just education and liberation.  Participants dismantled white supremacy in ourselves and in the education system, learned decolonizing practices, and created anti-oppression experiences and resources to share with readers of all ages.  These reading guides that they are offering freely to our Reading Is Resistance community are grounded in the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and help readers of all ages to spend time in reflection, conversation and action toward a more just world.  We hope you'll take a look and read with us.

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