Initiative to Combat Book Challenges in Underserved Communities
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a nonprofit advocacy group seeking to diversify the publishing industry, has rolled out an initiative to fight book bans with a grant program targeting schools and libraries in underserved communities. The #BooksSaveLives initiative will provide up to $10,000 for libraries to purchase banned books and will offer resources to teachers to help encourage discussions with parents and students about censorship. It will also support media specialists in coordinating author visits and book giveaways for those affected by the bans.
Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in tech, has announced its 2023 Summer Programs, freevirtual opportunities for students in grades 9–12. As part of Girls Who Code’s commitment to providing students with resources about the many pathways into a STEM career, this year’s programs have been updated to include curriculum options on Gaming and Data Science.
Where does our food come from? Who has access to healthful food? How is climate change affecting our food? How is climate change affecting our food? ProjectS.O.W. (Seeds of Wonder), a freecurriculum developed by Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), gives teachers ways to explore these issues with young people aged 13–19.