Equity and Justice Read Around
The EHE-OSU Equity and Justice Read Around was created by The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at The Ohio State University to bring together Central Ohio educators and young people to read and discuss works related to justice and equity.
Through book grants and literacy programming the Equity and Justice Read Around will feature works related to racial justice and equity in addition to works that amplify and support the unique voices of those often relegated to the margins and their rich array of excellence, intellect, and talent.
Spring Semester 2022
Equity and Justice Read Around Partnership with Champion Middle School
For the Spring 2022 Read Around, EDGE is partnering with Champion Middle School (a Health Science Academy school). The featured text is The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, co-authored by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson. The Read Around partnership activities will complement Experience EHE Week and the Olivia J. Hooker Distinguished Diversity Lecture featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones. In February, 7th grade Champion students will participate in a literacy and arts project based on Born on the Water, in their English and Art classes. Students will showcase their artwork and meet Nikole Hannah-Jones during the lecture. Then, in May, students will meet author Renée Watson during a virtual visit at Champion Middle School.
- Scott Woods Makes Lists – Booklists (and more) for all ages
One of our favorites is 28 More Books Black Picture Books that Aren’t About Buses, Boycotts, or Basketball.
- 28 More Books Black Picture Books that Aren’t About Buses, Boycotts, or Basketball
A selection of books categorized across specific themes (racial identity, LGBTQ+, Disability, etc.)for all levels of readers
- GLSEN Trans Day of Visibility List
GLSEN states the list is “intended to share trans authors telling trans stories,” and warns that the list may include content that is triggering for some.
- 5 Social justice podcasts you’ll wish you knew about sooner
- Latinx Intelligentsia
- Code Switch by NPR
- Still Processing
- Gender Reveal
- Pod Save the People
- Seeing White
- Jemele Hill is Unbothered
- Hear to Slay with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom
- Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- While Black
- Hella Black
- Genius Brain-Justice for George Floyd
- About Race
- The Diversity Gap
- Momentum: A Race Forward
- Chimamanda Adichie – The danger of a single story
- Mellody Hobson – Color blind or color brave
- Lee Mokobe – A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender
- Bryan Stevenson – We need to talk about an injustice
- Baratunde Thurston – How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time
- Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan – A Queer Vision of Love and Marriage