Philly Teacher Man's Bookshelf

Below are some of the texts that I've found helpful, interesting, or otherwise engaging in my journey through urban teaching and learning...

On Pedagogy:
When Kids Can't Read - Kylene Beers (2002)
Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage and Style into  Writer's Workshop - Jeff Anderson
The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools - Jeffery Duncan-Andrade & Ernest Morrell
Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip Hop, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity - Marc Lamont Hill

On Urban Education:
Ghetto Schooling: A political economy of urban education reform- Jean Anyon (1997)
City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row - William Ayers & Patricia Ford
Multiplication is for White People: Raising expectations for other people's children - Lisa Delpit (2012)
The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity will Determine our Future- Linda Darling-Hammond

On Being a Teacher:
The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Teachers - Gloria Ladson-Billings ()
The Power of their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem - Deborah Meier ()
Teacher Man: A Memoir - Frank McCourt (2005)

For Urban Adolescent Readers: 
The Other Wes Moore: One name, two fates - Wes Moore (2011)
A Piece of Cake: A Memoir - Cupcake Brown
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir - Janice Erlbaum
Convicted in the Womb - Carl Upchurch
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie

Other Important Texts: 
More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City  -William Julius Wilson
Democratic Education - Amy Gutmann
Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons From Chicago - Anthony Bryk et al.

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