Author Bio

Rebecca Witte is a doctoral student in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education program at Michigan State University. She is interested in the intersection of elementary literacy practices and racial literacies. She can be reached at .

Amber Lawson is a doctoral student at Michigan State University with an interest in literacy and urban education. She is interested in making foundational literacy culturally responsive and sustaining for culturally diverse primary-grade students. She is also interested in supporting elementary teachers in implementing culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies to provide culturally diverse students with more equitable education opportunities. She can be reached at .


Correction: A previous version this article included the incorrect book cover image for Juneteenth: A Children's Story, written by Opal Lee and illustrated by Peter Viska, and published by Unity Unlimited Inc.



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