Engaging Books to Commemorate Juneteenth in the Classroom
To support teachers in commemorating Juneteenth, The New York Public Library has a new booklist, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles, which provides context and background information on this holiday for students of all ages. The books on this list can help them recognize and acknowledge the horrors of slavery and the experiences of emancipation.Educators can pair these titles with current events articles, showcasing how people observe this holiday around the country, or they can highlight historical newspaper articles from the Library of Congress’s African American Historical Newspapers database.
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) redefines the American narrative one story at a time. MOCA engages audiences in ongoing and historical dialogue in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history through a critical perspective, reflect on their own experiences, and make meaningful connections between the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others.
Children and teens are bullied in schools all across the country, including many Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth who face unique cultural, religious, and language barriers that can keep them from getting help. The nonprofit Act To Change empowers students, families, and educators with the knowledge and tools they need to help stop and prevent bullying in their communities.