The University of Massachusetts Amherst

WMWP Summer Book Group

The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys
April 4, 2019

Explore your practice and strengthen your skills and commitment to teaching for social justice with a WMWP Book Study Group this summer!

This book group, which is open to all educators, will meet every other week during the summer, time and place to be determined based on enrollment. Kelly Norris, author of Too White: A Journey into the Racial Divide (2018) and recipient of the WMWP Charles Moran Teacher Leadership Fellowship, will facilitate the discussions of this thought-provoking and resource-rich book. The book to be explored is The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys by Eddie Moore Jr.Ali Michael and Marguerite W. Penick-Parks.

Excerpt from the book:

Schools that routinely fail Black boys are not extraordinary. In fact, they are all-too ordinary. If we are to succeed in positively shifting outcomes for Black boys and young men, we must first change the way school is “done.” That’s where the eight in ten teachers who are White women fit in ... and this urgently needed resource is written specifically for them as a way to help them understand, respect and connect with all of their students.”

Earn 12 PDPs or 1 graduate credit. Enrollment is free but limited to 10 participants. To join or inquire about the group, contact Kelly Norris at kelly_norris(at)yahoo(dot)com.