November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Mind the Opportunity Gap | Editorial

Libraries function as neighborhood powerhouses and a national network, with the potential to fuel local initiatives and deliver widespread impact. They are key to creating an equitable society, but only if they are at the table.

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Matters of Equity: As the Divide Grows, We Must Help Level the Playing Field for All of Our Kids | Editorial

As the economic landscape continues to shift, the mission of schools and libraries to address the gaps intensifies, and the work of the key players, teachers and librarians, has never been more essential.

Books to Celebrate the Everyday Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

Fifty years ago this May, people around our country turned on their televisions to the sight of children being viciously assaulted with fire hoses and snarling dogs by uniformed grown men, their faces twisted with hatred. The violence in Birmingham, Alabama, stirred a swelling of national conscience and raised questions demanding an answer: Do we really believe that “all men are created equal”? What would our country look like if we really did? What has to change to make that dream a reality?