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 that our world needs.
(co-founder of Reading is Resistance)
Learn more deeply with our anti-bias/anti-racist lesson plans. Designed to guide the reading experience, they offer discussion questions, book and chapter summaries, further reading recommendations, and more.
READING IS RESISTANCE
x TWO RIVERS BOOKSTORE
Reading is Resistance is partnered with local St. Johns PDX, Two Rivers Bookstore to bring summer booklists, monthly Middle Reader and YA book bundles, and a weekly series of Coffee Break Conversations. See Events page for upcoming events and to watch previous discussions.
BOOK PROCRUITMENT & FUNDRAISING
When teachers ask for our help in supporting the creation of more diverse/inclusive classroom libraries, we creatively work together to procure the books their students need.
"Being a part of Reading is Resistance is an action that I am proud of. Being able to create content that empowers the voices of marginalized groups is taking action and interrupting the status quo."
Content creator for Reading Is Resistance
Our mission is to create opportunities for Portland parents and teachers to start or expand diverse, inclusive home or classroom libraries & reading experiences for youth and children and for those libraries to seed deeper conversations and opportunities for action around racial equity in our community.
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