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Summer 2019: Three OWP Writers Recently Published

September 21, 2019

Creating Bias Detectives, Blowing Up Stereotypes, and Writing Essays That Matter
by Linda Christensen
“Part of the work of teaching students to read is teaching them to question not only the written word, but also the author,” Christensen writes in her article about teaching students how to confront writers whose stories erase the full truth and misrepresent people and places.

Making Room for Death
by Katy Alexander
Death happens regularly, but a special education teacher describes her own mother’s death to show how schools leave no space for grief and try to hide death from the school community.

“Because Our Islands Are Our Life”
by Moé Yonamine
A high school ethnic studies teacher describes how students in the Pacific Island Club used poetry to refocus the narrative surrounding climate justice onto frontline communities.

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