We are so excited to share our supplementary materials because we are certain you will love these books as much as our teachers and students have! On this page you will find a list of  socially just and culturally mindful books used in our partner schools while practicing the tenets of the New Balanced Literacy program. Please consider purchasing your own copy for read-aloud and utilizing our convenient informational page with tips from Dr. Margaret Policastro. 


Books

"Last Stop At Market Street" By Matt De La Peña

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in ...

"The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore" By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

In Lewis' father's bookstore people bought and read books, and they also learned from each other. People swapped and traded ideas and talked about how things could change. They came together here all because of his father's book itch. Read the story of how the bookstore fostered new ...