"City Kids, City Teachers has the potential to create genuine change in the learning, teaching, and administration of urban public schools." Library Journal
In more than twenty-five provocative selections, an all-star cast of educators and writers explores the surprising realities of city classrooms from kindergarten through high school. Contributors including Gloria Ladson-Billings, Lisa Delpit, June Jordan, Lewis H. Lapham, Audre Lorde, and Deborah Meier move from the poetic to the practical, celebrating the value of city kids and their teachers. Useful both as a guide and a call to action for anyone who teaches or has taught in the city, it is essential reading for those contemplating teaching in an urban setting and for every parent with children in a city school today.
"Hopeful, helpful discussions of culturally relevant teaching . . . moving illustrations of what urban teaching is all about." Publishers Weekly
"A refreshing and eclectic collection." Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here
"With its upbeat mix of ready-to-share city kids' memoirs and classroom strategies, this book is an inspiring resource for veteran teachers, parents, community members, and students." Educational Leadership
"You'll feel sad, angry, hopeful, agitated, and inspired." NEA Today