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Last week's terrorist attack on the Capitol gave us a glaring example of what white supremacy, white privilege, and white power look like in very real terms, but of course these forces are also at work in embedded and insidious ways throughout our society, including in our schools, classrooms, bookshelves, and curricula. Register now for our January session of Reading/Race to discuss this vital book with other educators and continue developing antiracist instructional practices.
Ground Zero tells the story of two young people years and oceans apart whose lives converge: one who is trapped in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and another whose Afghan village is caught in the crossfire during a battle between the Taliban and the U.S. Army on September 11, 2019. Young people will find this book gripping and illuminating, especially as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches.
The New York Times is offering high school students and teachers a free digital subscription through September 1, 2021. Teachers and administrators, follow this link to invite your students.
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