Publications, Podcasts, & Other Multimedia


NEW! 2022-2023: Columnist for Educational Leadership magazine by ASCD-Free downloads below.

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I edited a column for early-career educators for the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy!

Read my column, and keep an eye out for future columns from brilliant educators including Joel Garza, Lorena German, LaMar Timmons-Long, Tricia Ebarvia, and Neema Avashia.

  • I talk about YA Lit and coming-of-age with Facing History (Video links)
  • A Conversation with Dr. Kimberly Parker on the Movement to Create More Readers, School Library Journal
  • Where do you start with text selection? (video)
  • Nurturing a love of reading (video)
  • Curriculum planning begins with self-reflection (video) *this is one of my faves
  • #BlackLivesMatter: When Real Life and YA Fiction Converge, English Journal article with Tricia Ebarvia and Pauline Schmidt (EJ1075Librum)
  • Reaching the Brilliant and the Bored: Centering the Literacy Lives of Young People of Color in Our Classrooms (parker_reaching_brilliant_and_bored)
  • Beyond Single Literacy Stories, English Journal (Beyond Single Literacy Stories)
  • An Interview With Denene Millner, Publisher of Crown and many other gems, Horn Book (link)
  • This is What Segregation Looks Like (blog post at Heinemann)
  • Happy Anniversary: Stevie, Horn Book (link)
  • #31DaysIBPOC with Modern Learners (podcast)


  • NEW: Justice Through Culturally Relevant Teaching (podcast)
  • Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction-lots of good tips! (podcast)
  • Write Answers Podcast: A Production of the Ohio Writing Project (podcast)
  • Dismantling Racism in Education: A Preview of Social Justice Saturday (podcast)
  • It’s Personal (podcast)
  • The Bright Morning Podcast, Elena Aguilar, one of my faves! (podcast)
  • White Fragility: Part Two, Teaching While White (podcast)
  • Why It’s So Hard to Talk About Racism That Happens in School (podcast)
  • Aaron Sorkin Brings To Kill A Mockingbird to Broadway Stage (audio)
  • #31DaysIBPOC with Modern Learners (podcast)

Teacher’s Guides

  • Antiracist Teaching Guides, written with Tricia Ebarvia (link)
  • The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (link)
  • Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi (link)
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates (link)
  • Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII, Mary Cronk Farrell (PDF: standingupagainsthate_teachingguide_final (1)
  • Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, Damian Duffy & John Jennings (link)
  • Educated, Tara Westover (link)
  • Box, Carole Boston Weatherford and Michelle Wood
  • Jacqueline Woodson Picture Book Guides for Penguin Random House