TCS Upstander Bookbag Project
The TCS Upstander Bookbag Project means more stories about social justice, peaceful protest, important lives and events in our struggle for a more compassionate world. Each year we expand our collection with the very best new social justice books or books on a specific topic. Please contact Ms. Smith if you'd like to share an Upstander Bookbag with your child.
Take a look at all our Upstander Booklists!
Evaluating and Sharing Books that Promote Diversity, A Guide
Diversity in Children's Books
We Need Diverse Books (home base for a growing campaign in publishing and libraries)
Children's Books: Still and All-White World? by Kathleen T. Horning (School Library Journal, 2014)
The Apartheid of Children's Literature (NY Times editorial by Christopher Myers, 2014)
Straight Talk on Race: Challenging the Stereotypes in Kids' Books by by Mitali Perkins (School Library Journal, 2009)
50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Read (National Education Association)
Multicultural Literature resources from the CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center at UW-Madison)
Publishing statistics gathered by CCBC
The Jane Addams Children's Book Award (peace, social justice)
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards (African American culture)
Pura Belpre Award (Latino cultural experience)
Sydney Taylor Book Award (authentic portrayal of the Jewish experience)
American Indian Youth Literature Award from the American Indian Library Association
ALA's Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award for GLBT books
Social Justice and Diversity Resources
Zinn Education Project
Rethinking Schools (subscription based, but you can "like" them on facebook
Multicultural Education Internet Resource Guide collection of over 50 websites
National Association for Multicultural Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Center for Anti-Oppressive Education at UIC
So Just collection of historic speeches, songs, poetry, and essays on human rights and social justice
Journeys in Film project
Indykids: progressive newspaper by and for kids (TCS subscribes)
Teachers for Social Justice (Chicago based)
Teaching for Change
Teaching for Change's booklists (by topic and by select organizations)
Teachers 4 Social Justice (San Francisco based)
Facing History and Ourselves: Resources
Diversity and Literature: Blogs
Reading While White
Disability in KidLit
I'm Your Neighbor
Diversity in YA
Books That Heal Kids
The Dark Fantastic
The Brown Bookshelf
The Open Book / Lee&Low
Latinxs in Kid Lit
I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell Do I Read?
The Pirate Tree: Social Justice and Children's Literature
Watch this wonderful Ted Talk by Nigerian author
Chimamanda Adichie, called The Danger of a Single Story
"The consequence of the single story is this: it robs people of dignity.
It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult."
Progressive Education and Learning
Anti-bias Resources: American Indians
American Indians in Children's Literature
"The Harm of Native Stereotyping" from Blue Corn Comics
Excerpt from "How to Tell the Difference: A Guide for Evaluating Children’s Books for Anti-Indian Bias" from Oyate.org
Technology Use and Kids
Common Sense Media is your best resource, with videos, articles, reviews and tons of content for parent, teachers and kids.
Digital citizenship from Edutopia, the basics of safe and responsible internet use.
GreatSchools.org's guide to managing your child's screentime.
Parent's Choice offers media management tips.
Alternative to filtering, offer these content-rich Great Websites for kids, curated by American Library Association.