CRA is deeply saddened by the current crisis that directly affects our diverse population of students and teachers in California and across the country.
We advocate for classroom and school environments that are diverse, inclusive, affirming and culturally sensitive. As educators, our tools have always been books and literature. We are leaders in using the power of literacy by:
- Using books from various cultures, languages, races, and perspectives to expand students’ and teachers’ perspectives of the world and reflect the lives of students.
- Sharing and discussing diverse books builds empathy and allows students to see themselves and gives them a window into different worlds.
For related teaching resources and books, please go the menu and click on Resources. You will find books to use in your classrooms and for distance learning that reflect the lives of the many children and cultures in our diverse state. CRA is proud to give the Armin Schultz Award each year to an author or teacher who uses literature to further the cause of social justice.The California Reading Association stands for Social Justice and Equality.
The Executive Board
California Reading Association