30+ Asian American & Pacific Islander Picture Books to read online with Epic!

The month of May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate than the stories and illustrations from beautiful picture books! While many of us are still social distancing and participating in distance learning, the website Epic! is a FREE RESOURCE for educators! If you haven't heard of Epic!, … Continue reading 30+ Asian American & Pacific Islander Picture Books to read online with Epic!

Dear Khloe: Love Letters to My Little Sister

When I first connected with St.Clair Detrick-Jules I knew I wanted to do something special to honor her first book release, but also honor the special women in my life that I feel could contribute to the ever-evolving conversation surrounding Black hair. When it comes to Black hair, one would think our society had made … Continue reading Dear Khloe: Love Letters to My Little Sister

Stay Connected During Covid-19 with Diverse Picture Book Read Alouds

As teachers (or even parents) we know that children thrive with structure and routine. Establishing expectations allows for a sense of familiarity and comfort, no matter what the setting may be. Many non-teachers may be finding this out now as we hunker down with our families to practice social distancing for a few weeks...I don't … Continue reading Stay Connected During Covid-19 with Diverse Picture Book Read Alouds

UNITED Vol 1, Issue 6 – March 2020

Each month I collect resources to support K-12 educators around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As Literally Cultured's mission states: (as teachers) we should actively seek to cultivate your understanding and knowledge of diverse perspectives and people through the vessel of written words...and with this publication we can become one step closer. https://videopress.com/v/tDrVWGdH?preloadContent=metadata UNITED … Continue reading UNITED Vol 1, Issue 6 – March 2020

FREEBIE: Social Justice Standards Posters (9-12)

As the K-12 Diversity Chair for a large central Ohio school district, I felt it was important for educators in the high school setting to have visual support when referencing Teaching Tolerance's Social Justice Standards. I initially intended for these posters to be used with student groups led by our diversity liaisons (we have one … Continue reading FREEBIE: Social Justice Standards Posters (9-12)

Book Set: Native American History & Decolonizing Thanksgiving

The following titles offer a glimpse of the perspectives of the people that are often overlooked in the historical narrative of American History, especially those of the indigenous peoples affected by the advent of colonization in the “New World.” Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to clear up some historical misconceptions surrounding the Thanksgiving story, and is … Continue reading Book Set: Native American History & Decolonizing Thanksgiving