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Our community of experts share lesson plans, activities, advice, and more to help you help your students.
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Watch Us Rise

Best friends Chelsea and Jasmine find and use their voices to confront stereotypes, biases, and societal wrongs in their community.
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Genesis Begins Again

With the help of her chorus teacher, Genesis learns to love herself and finds her voice to overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family.
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My Hair Is a Garden

Mack gets teased again about her unruly hair and turns to her neighbor Miss Tillie, who helps her learn to care for her hair—and appreciate herself.
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Darius the Great is Not Okay

Darius’ life of dealing with depression and high school bullies takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Iran to meet his grandparents for the first time.
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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

While still grieving his best friend’s death, seventh-grader Mason and his new friend Calvin are targeted by neighborhood bullies.
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Lubna and Pebble

Pebble gives Lubna comfort and strength in the tent city refuge, as well as the courage to help another.
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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

After Rukhsana’s conservative Muslim parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, they whisk her away to Bangladesh and a world of tradition and arranged marriages.
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Front Desk

While her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.
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Leila in Saffron

When Leila visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, she finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her.
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What I Leave Behind

Through 100 chapters, each 100 words, sixteen-year-old Will walks the streets of L.A. to deal with tragedy and loss.
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Help for Families During COVID-19

Families play a key role in helping students avoid the "COVID-19 slide." We've curated a collection of helpful resources and fun activities designed to keep at-home learners engaged and growing.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.