This reading guide is designed to accompany Oh, the Things We’re For by Innosanto Nagara. We hold the belief that anti-racist practice is a process of learning (and unlearning) over time. Reading Is Resistance sees reading as an opportunity to seed deeper conversations and possibilities for action around racial justice in our communities.
Lesson content was written by Katelynn Sagendorf and was designed to start and deepen anti-bias/anti-racist conversations in families and other learning communities. Editors were Robert Raffaelly and MaKenna Smith.
ACTION, JUSTICE, DIVERSITY, RESISTANCE
THE READ ALOUD
This book speaks on behalf of the reader, acknowledging that they are young activists who understand the inequalities and struggles others face. The story follows numerous societal structures that contribute to injustices for various groups of people. This short story is particularly good for anti-bias learning focusing on how larger structures are the major contributors to inequity as it does not pit individuals against one another. It highlights the importance of originality and the diverse nature of our world. It also allows for different perspectives and opinions to be considered, highlighting that disagreement is okay when we work together towards the same goals.
FULL READING GUIDE (download here)
For the full reading guide including discussion questions based on anti-oppression capacity building, download below!