Like Home by Louisa Onomé is out now. Order it here! I never intentionally set out to write a story about change. When I started drafting my contemporary debut Like Home, I thought I was writing a story about friendship, love, and above all, community. I haven’t always been interested in the … [Read more...] about What Naruto Taught Me About History, Community, and a Toronto Suburb
By Sarah Prager LGBTQ+ history education is absolutely vital for LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ K-12 students alike to understand our community’s undeniable contributions to society. From Alan Turing’s invention of the computer to Glenn Burke’s invention of the high five, there is no field or culture … [Read more...] about Why Every State Should Require LGBTQ+ History Be Taught in Public K-12 Schools
Today we're pleased to welcome Angela Joy to the WNDB blog to discuss her picture book BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR, out now! A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on. Red is a rainbow … [Read more...] about Q&A with Angela Joy: BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR
By Gholdy Muhammad Over the past seven years, I have been deeply involved in studying archival documents of the 19th century that chronicled literacy development among Black Americans. I engaged in archeological digs through hundreds of historical documents and literary artifacts, such as … [Read more...] about How to Move Beyond the Common Core and Connect Historical Excellence to Your Classroom
By Sarah Prager Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! I have loved LGBTQ+ history since I figured out as a preteen I was a part of that community. Getting to know my ancestors’ stories was a way I found my sense of self and community as a teen. They let me know I wasn’t alone and I wasn’t the first one to … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t There More LGBTQ+ People in History Books?