This is one of the most helpful equity-based books I have read in a long time. It is cohesive, pedagogical, insightful, accessible, and powerful.
I have to order a second copy! My sister promptly grabbed mine to share with her teacher education students. It's brilliant. You're brilliant.
I read it from cover to cover. It is excellent & will be taught this semester in one of our Penn GSE courses!
This is a must read for every parent, teacher and administrator who are looking for how to best educate and grow all children. These are the next steps for what education should look like.
Thank you Gholdy Muhammad for including my #CRE Computer Science lesson (p161) in your book "Cultivating Genius"! You are an incredible mentor.
Thank you for your incredible work! Teachers and teacher educators need your amazing framework grounded deeply in our Black literacy traditions. Recommending it far and wide.
Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is a leader who strives to shape the national conversation for educating youth that have been underserved. Currently an associate professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University, she serves as the director of the Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic. Her career also includes having served as a school district curriculum director responsible for K-12 literacy instruction, assessments, and professional development, and as a reading, language arts, and social studies middle school teacher.
Having received her PhD in Literacy, Language and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, her research interests are situated in the historical foundations of literacy development and the writing practices among Black communities.
Additionally, she works with teachers and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in culturally responsive instruction. She served as a school board president and continues to work collaboratively with local schools across communities in the Atlanta area.
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