Zetta is a definite pioneer when it comes to lecturing and writing about diverse issues and how these issues impact the literary community. That said, here’s part one of our discussion about the Trayvon Martin tragedy.
Advice to prospective teachers from Sharon G. Flake: “Every community has its own way of speaking.” (Yet we judge. We judge. We judge, and students know when teachers are judging them. “Young children will read. Just give them the right books.” “Different doesn’t make it wrong.” “Leave your stereotypes at the side of the road. […]