Equity & Inclusion Newsletter

February 2021 - STAFF Edition 6

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February Read Aloud Video: Consider sharing with your students!

While Black history is history that belongs in each month, this newsletter is dedicated to the honoring of Black History Month in February. The book selected to share in the video below is one of many incredible texts that focus on Black brilliance. It "spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy," as well as liberation and civic engagement, all of which need to be lifted up in the teaching and learning of Black history (Workman Publishing, 2020).

In this video, 5 fifth-grade students from LMES and Ms.Gaffney, their 5th grade Writing teacher, volunteered as guest readers to share the book The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, illustrated by Lauren Semmer. This book is recommended by the publisher for ages 5-99!

Note: This read aloud is being shared with the permission of Workman Publishing.

The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez & Lauren Semmer
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