Author Biographies

Carrie Mattern is a mother, educator, and organizer. She teaches English 9 and English 12 to young adults at Carman-Ainsworth high school. She is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is completing her Masters degree at the University of Michigan-Flint.


Anti-racist teaching can be used in a practical manner to disrupt canonical texts. The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo, disrupts William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet through focusing in on racial literacy, healthy relationships, and honoring authentic language.

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