Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal
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A Selection of the Next Big Idea Club's September 2023 Must-Read Books
A Selection of We Are Teachers' September 2023 Best New Books for Kids and Teachers
"Love believes decades of victimization, brutalization and belittlement of Black students by the US education system should be rectified."
"Detailed and persuasive, this is a must-read..."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred)
"An important--though enraging and heartbreaking--read."
"Dr. Love always writes and speaks from a place of Black joy and strong abolitionist tone."
--Bucks County Beacon "A landmark book."
--Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist
--Carol Anderson, bestselling author of White Rage
"Love is one of our fiercest advocates."
--Michael Eric Dyson, bestselling author
"An urgent call to action."
--Salamishah Tillet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize "Blends brilliance, warmth, and a deep commitment to the pursuit of justice for all our nation's children."
--Brittney Cooper, bestselling author of Eloquent Rage "Accessible and deeply personal...Love's interviews with Black folks... add a tenderness and intimacy."
--Eve L. Ewing, author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard
"Love brilliantly exposes how the promise of education as a means to lift all boats and right historical wrongs is coopted by politics, strategies, euphemisms, and implicit biases that surveil and control children of color under the guise of teaching them. This is an urgent, often surprising, ultimately must-read book for anyone concerned with the pedagogy in and of our nation."
--Jonathan Metzl, author of Dying of Whiteness