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Jane Fleming, Susan Catapano, Candace M. Thompson, and Sandy Ruvalcaba Carrillo
More Mirrors in the Classroom is the first book in the KIDS LIKE US teaching series. It includes research summaries, guidelines for text selection, and a step-by-step guide to increasing the cultural relevance of literacy instruction with urban children's literature.
“More Mirrors in the Classroom is a comprehensive, thoughtful and respectful text that underscores the literacy practices of city-based children and teens as competent readers of their own lives and experiences. The text conveys an insightful explanation of the ways in which educators must consider the nuances of urbanity as a knowledge base for city children when selecting texts and building classroom and library book collections for urban schoolchildren…This text is a must–have resource for pre-service and veteran educators everywhere.”
— Vanessa Irvin, Ed.D.; author The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Street Literature
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