4 quarters of reading for my first year of teaching

Texts that informed my understanding during my first year of teaching:


A Seat at the Table (album) - Solange

Black Messiah (album) - D’angelo

The Crossover (book) by Kwame Alexander

Passing (book) by Nella Larsen

Daughters of the Dust (film) by Julie Dash

Code Switch (podcast) by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin

Yellow Brick Roads by Janet Allen


Inside Out and Back Again by Thannha Lai

Losing Ground (film) by Kathleen Collins

So Many White Guys (podcast) by Phoebe Robinson

Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn

A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota ed. by Sun Yung Shin

Passionate Learners by Pernille Ripp

Culture & Power in the Classroom by Antonia Darder

Fun Home (book and musical) by Alison Bechdel

Poetry off the Shelf (podcast) by the Poetry Foundation

13th (film) by Ava Duvernay


Moonlight (film) by Barry Jenkins

The Tiger Rising by Kate Dicamillo

The Rookie Podcast by Tavi Gevinson

“We Got it from Here—Thank You 4 Your Service” by Christopher Emdin - Keynote 2017 SXSWedu

"We Got it from Here—Thank You 4 Your Service” (album) by A Tribe Called Quest

13 Reasons Why (Netflix series)

@swellvalleybloodpulse (instagram feed)


DAMN. (album) by Kendrick Lamar

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-hop Generation by Jeff Chang

The Bridge Called my Back ed. by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me (graphic memoir) by Ellen Forney

Teen Vogue

Grace and The Fever by Zan Romanoff

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I Am Not Your Negro (film) by Raoul Peck

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (film) by Juho Kuosmanen

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