How to Choose Texts

How to choose Anti-Racist/Anti-bias texts that address social justice

There are plenty of books to choose from, but it's essential to consider representation and bias when selecting a text. To assist with this, there are several helpful anti-racist and anti-bias text evaluation tools available (see below). These guiding questions become your lens for reviewing texts as you become more attuned to these factors. Until then, these questions serve as valuable tools. Here's how I balance my curriculum::

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How to choose Indigenous Texts

The first thing I do when reviewing a text from an Indigenous perspective is read what American Indian Children's Literature says about it. We continue to cause significant harm to Indigenous people in many ways, including the ways we refer to them in our books. Dr. Reese emphasizes these points when reviewing texts:

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