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To learn more about how Black girls are being pushed out of school, here are a few essential readings and podcasts.


Are Prisons Obsolete?
by Angela Davis
Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
by Susan Burton with Cari Lynn
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
by Zaretta Hammond
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
by Brittney Cooper
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood, And the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
by Chris Emdin
Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
by Lisa Delpit
PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
by Monique W. Morris
Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls
by Monique W. Morris
Teaching Black Girls: Resiliency in the Classroom
by Venus Evans-Winters
We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
by Bettina Love