De Pere, Wis.: Corwin, the leading professional learning provider for K-12 educators, announces the release of “Teaching Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls” (April 2021). Leading the editing of the book was Omobolade Delano-Oriaran, associate professor of education and director of student-teaching abroad at St. Norbert College.
“‘Teaching Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls’ is a timely and insightful volume that addresses the amazing diversity and complexity of Black girls and their triumphs and challenges,” said Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“The editorial team of six, led by Dr. Delano-Oriaran, assembled a stellar group of authors that bring us the essence of Black girl joy. This is a must-read and should be in the library of anybody who cares about doing right by Black girls,” added Ladson-Billings.
St. Norbert College also had a hand in the writing of the book. Chapter 3 was co-written by Delano-Oriaran, along with Enya Roach, Laura Jones and Victoria McNeal, all alumna of St. Norbert College.
The book is a collective call to action for educational justice and fairness for all Black girls and focuses on transforming how Black girls are understood, respected and taught. The six editors and more than 80 contributing authors intentionally present the harrowing experiences Black girls endure and provide readers with an understanding of Black girls’ beauty, talents and brilliance.
Chapters rooted in scholarship, lived experiences and practice, and rich with diverse content, companion videos and practical resources centering Black female protagonists, will call willing and knowledgeable educators to disrupt and transform their learning spaces.
Copies of the book are available upon request to qualified reporters and book reviewers. Contact Sharon Pendergast at [email protected] or 805-454-5083.
To order the book, go to snc.edu/go/brilliantblackgirls.