February 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Teaching “Black Lives Matter” | SLJ Talks to Educator, Author Renée Watson

In the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict a New York police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, educator Renée Watson offers advice on how teachers and students can broach recent events.

St. Louis School Librarian Offers LibGuide on Ferguson

“As a librarian, I always feel like I have to share what resources are out there and the best of what is out there,” says St. Louis school librarian Katie Voss, who created an online LibGuide of materials related to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

Following Shooting and Protests, Ferguson-Florissant School District Postpones First Day of School

Following the ongoing community unrest and protests in Ferguson, Missouri after 18-year-old unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson policeman, the Ferguson-Florissant School District has changed its first day of school from August 14 to August 18.