Book cover for Punished For Dreaming by Bettina L. Love

Punished For Dreaming

In the tradition of Michelle Alexander, an unflinching reckoning with the impact of 40 years of racist public school policy on generations of Black lives.

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Praise for Punished For Dreaming

“A landmark book.”

Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How To Be An Antiracist


Carol Anderson, author of White Rage, critic at large, New York Times

“The intervention America needs.”

Michael Eric Dyson, bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop

“Blends brilliance, warmth, and a deep commitment to the pursuit of justice.”

Brittney Cooper, bestselling author of Eloquent Rage

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Headshot of Dr. Bettina L. Love

Dr. Bettina Love is the William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and the bestselling author of We Want To Do More Than Survive.  In 2022, the Kennedy Center named Dr. Love one of the Next 50 Leaders making the world more inspired, inclusive, and compassionate.  Dr. Love is co-founder of Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN), whose mission is to develop and support teachers and parents fighting injustice within their schools and communities, and which has granted over $250,000 to abolitionists around the country.  She is also a founding member of the Task Force that launched the program In Her Hands, distributing more than $15 million to Black women living in Georgia. In Her Hands is one of the largest guaranteed income pilot programs in the U.S.