August 29, 2002
I have several suggestions for reading material that addresses diversity in the classroom. My professors in the Education Department at Georgia State University placed a lot of emphasis on helping us to be aware of these issues. Carl Upchurch wrote a biography called Convicted in the Womb; he gives insight to growing up in a difficult part of town and to his experiences with gangs. Mr. Upchurch is also an excellent speaker on the state of urban affairs. Jonathan Kozol is the author of several books that address diversity; one particularly relevant book is called Savage Inequalities. And Dream Keepers, by Gloria Ladson-Billings, is also a great read for a teacher working with a diverse population. Good luck!