Resources for deepening your knowledge about Afro-Latinos, social justice pedagogy, world language pedagogy . . . and a few sources of personal inspiration. 

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Afropop Worldwide. 2013. “La Bamba: The Afro-Mexican Story.” Public Rabio Interantional.

Barbian, Elizabeth. Rethinking Bilingual Education: Welcoming Home Languages in Our Classrooms. A Rethinking Schools Publication, 2017.

Busey, Christopher and Cruz, Barbara (2015). A Shared Heritage: Afro-Latin@s and Black History, The Social Studies, 106:6, 293-300, DOI: 10.1080/00377996.2015.1085824

Gates, Henry Louis. Black in Latin America. New York University Press, 2011.

“Mexico and Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet--Black in Latin America, with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” PBS, 2011.

The Miami Herald. “A Rising Voice: Afro-Latin Americans.” index.html.

Nicola, Michelle. “Rethinking Identity: Afro-Mexican History.” Rethinking Schools Magazine Summer 2016, Vol. 30, No. 4: 36-49. Print.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Hammond, Z., & Jackson, Y. (2015). Culturally responsive teaching and the brain: Promoting authentic engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students.

World Language Pedagogy

VanPatten, Bill. While We're on the Topic: BVP on Language, Acquisition, and Classroom Practice. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2017.

Climate Justice

Jetñil-Kijiner, Kathy.

Random Sources of Personal Inspiration