Building Community Out Of Chaos
Unlearning the Myths that Bind Us
Writing the Word and the World
The Politics of Language
Poetry: Reinventing the Past, Rehearsing the Future
Immigration - What Happened to the Golden Door?
Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word
by Linda Christensen
"My students walk out the school door into a social emergency,"Linda Christensen writes. "They are in the center of it. I believe that writing is a basic skill that will help them both understand that emergency and work to change it."
This practical, inspirational book offers essays, lesson plans,and a remarkable collection of student writing, all rooted inan unwavering focus on language arts teaching for justice.
"Linda Christensen has created a profound work of emancipatory pedagogy that brings together theory, classroom practice, personal narrative, and student work. She has distilled her 24 years with students in a rainbow classroom into a major accomplishment that is a must-read for every teacher seeking to reach students that are 'unreachable.'"
— Geneva Smitherman, University Distinguished Professor atMichigan State University and author of Talkin' That Talk: Language, Culture, and Education in AfricanAmerica.