The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Score: 4.5
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


  • Author: Rebecca Skloot
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Biology
  • File Size: 12676251 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment WeeklyNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO® STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE • ONE OF THE “MOST INFLUENTIAL” (CNN), “DEFINING” (LITHUB), AND “BEST” (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS • WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR NONFICTIONNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Entertainment Weekly • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Financial Times...

Monster
Score: 4
From 500 Ratings

Monster


  • Author: Walter Dean Myers
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • File Size: 8167767 Bytes


This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial.Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives. Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story that was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist.Monster is now a major motion picture called All Rise and starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky.The late Walter Dean Myers was a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, who wa...

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice
Score: 2.5
From 7 Ratings

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice


  • Author : Maurianne Adams
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415926343


Readings for Diversity and Social Justice Book Description :

This work covers the scope of oppressions in America. It contains a mix of short personal and theoretical essays and should be designed as an introduction to the topics at hand. The selections include writings from Cornel West, Michael Omi, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua and Michelle Fine....

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice


  • Author : Maurianne Adams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 113805528X


Readings for Diversity and Social Justice Book Description :

For nearly 20 years, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice has been the trusted, leading anthology to cover a wide range of social oppressions from a social justice standpoint. With full sections dedicated to racism, religious oppression, classism, ableism, youth and elder oppression, as well as an integrative section dedicated to sexism, heterosexism, and transgender oppression, this bestselling text goes far beyond the range of traditional readers. New essay selections in each section of this fourth edition have been carefully chosen to keep topic coverage timely and readings accessible and engaging for students. The interactions among these topics are highlighted throughout to stress the interconnections among oppressions in everyday life. A T...

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice


  • Author : Maurianne Adams
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415926335


Readings for Diversity and Social Justice Book Description :

This work covers the scope of oppressions in America. It contains a mix of short personal and theoretical essays and should be designed as an introduction to the topics at hand. The selections include writings from Cornel West, Michael Omi, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua and Michelle Fine....

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice


  • Author : Maurianne Adams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-05-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135928506


Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice Book Description :

For nearly a decade, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations and curricular frameworks for social justice teaching practice. This thoroughly revised second edition continues to provide teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in classrooms. Building on the groundswell of interest in social justice education, the second edition offers coverage of current issues and controversies while preserving the hands-on format and inclusive content of the original. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice presents a well-constructed foundation for engaging the complex and often daunting problems of discrimination and inequality in American society. Th...

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice


  • Author : Maurianne Adams
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Critical pedagogy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415910579


Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice Book Description :

From the Publisher: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice is a much needed resource that addresses the need to facilitate communication and understanding between members of diverse social groups. It provides a unified framework by which students can engage and critically analyze several forms of social oppression, including racism, sexism, classism, antisemitism, heterosexism, and ableism. This sourcebook uses an integrated approach to oppression and social justice to bring together theory and practice through extended illustrative samples of classroom and workshop activities....

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice


  • Author : Diane J. Goodman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-05-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136817397


Promoting Diversity and Social Justice Book Description :

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice provides theories, perspectives, and strategies that are useful for working with adults from privileged groups—those who are in a more powerful position in any given type of oppression. The thoroughly revised edition of this accessible and practical guide offers tools that allow educators to be more reflective and intentional in their work—helping them to consider who they’re working with, what they’re doing, why they’re doing it and how to educate more effectively. New features include: A new chapter, "The Joy of Unlearning Privilege/Oppression," highlights specific ways people from privileged groups benefit from unlearning privilege/oppression and from creating greater equity. A new chapter, "Allies ...

The What  the So What  and the Now What of Social Justice Education

The What the So What and the Now What of Social Justice Education


  • Author : Warren J. Blumenfeld
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1433160994


The What the So What and the Now What of Social Justice Education Book Description :

"Using a three-tiered format, the book presents the What of social justice education by addressing primary and secondary terminology and definitions, and an overarching conceptual framework within this field of inquiry. The So What of social justice education highlights the reasons why this field of inquiry is important to study and promote, and why one should care to reduce social inequities and transform our world into a more socially just environment. And the Now What of social justice education provides some "best (theoretical) practices" that can be taped and developed by individuals, institutions, and larger societies to work toward short- and long-term solutions in the attainment of a more equitable and less oppressive environment. Each tier i...

Toward What Justice

Toward What Justice


  • Author : Eve Tuck
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351240918


Toward What Justice Book Description :

Toward What Justice? brings together compelling ideas from a wide range of intellectual traditions in education to discuss corresponding and sometimes competing definitions of justice. Leading scholars articulate new ideas and challenge entrenched views of what justice means when considered from the perspectives of diverse communities. Their chapters, written boldly and pressing directly into the difficult and even strained questions of justice, reflect on the contingencies and incongruences at work when considering what justice wants and requires. At its heart, Toward What Justice? is a book about justice projects, and the incommensurable investments that social justice projects can make. It is a must-have volume for scholars and students working at...

Privilege  Power  and Difference
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

Privilege Power and Difference


  • Author : Allan G Johnson
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002849110


Privilege Power and Difference Book Description :

This brief book is a groundbreaking tool for students and non-students alike to examine systems of privilege and difference in our society. Written in an accessible, conversational style, Johnson links theory with engaging examples in ways that enable readers to see the underlying nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it. This extraordinarily successful book has been used across the country, both inside and outside the classroom, to shed light on issues of power and privilege. Allan Johnson has worked on issues of social inequality since receiving his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1972. He has more than thirty years of teaching experience and is a frequent speaker on college and university campuses. John...

High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore  Understand  and Respond to Social Injustice

High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore Understand and Respond to Social Injustice


  • Author : Robert Q. Berry III
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781071806463


High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore Understand and Respond to Social Injustice Book Description :

High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice Empower students to be the change— join the teaching mathematics for social justice movement! This book explains how to teach mathematics for self- and community-empowerment. It walks teachers step-by-step through the process of using mathematics—across all high school content domains—as a tool to explore issues of social injustice including: environmental injustice; wealth inequality; food insecurity; and gender, LGBTQ, and racial discrimination. This book features · Content cross-referenced by mathematical concept and social issue · Downloadable instructional materials · User-friendly and logical interior design · Guidance for designing and implementin...