The back-to-school season can be an exciting time, but also hectic. We’re saving you time by gathering our most popular Educator’s Guides all in one place. From classic curriculum books to new titles there is something on here for every classroom. You can also head over to this blog post for book recommendations to start your year off right.
Picture This: Illuminating the World Around Us
By Tameka Fryer Brown
Illustrated by Nikkolas Smith
That Flag is a powerful picture book for teaching the history and lasting affects of the Confederate flag.
The Monkey Trial
By Anita Sanchez
The Monkey Trial is the true story of the fight that took place almost 100 years ago to allow the teaching of evolution in public schools in Tennessee. Written in a dynamic and engaging way, this is a great way to introduce middle grade readers to the legal challenges still facing schools today.
Inside Out & Back Again
By Thanhhà Lai
Inside Out and Back Again and it's recently released stand-alone companion novel, When Clouds Touch Us, are novels in verse detailing a young girl's experience leaving Vietnam and immigrating to the United States. Inspired by the author's own experiences, this book is used in classrooms across the country.
By Jerry Craft
New Kid was the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Award and as soon you start reading, you'll know why. This is a great book for teaching visual literacy while also talking to students about friendship, bullying, and the challenges of fitting in.
Punching the Air
By Ibi Zoboi
Co-Written with Exonerated Five member Yusef Salaam, Punching the Air is THE book to use when talking about the justice system with teens. It's enthralling, infuriating, and accessible and our guide will help you to start powerful conversations.