Social Justice Library


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Humanities teachers Kyle Chadburn and Andrea Gratton founded the OCSU Social Justice Library in 2019 at Orleans Elementary School. The library is designed to expose students, staff, and families across the Orleans Central Supervisory Union and the state of Vermont to inclusive literature and nonfiction texts written by a diverse array of authors and honoring diverse life experiences and perspectives. In addition to these texts, the library also offers a variety of digital resources for those who wish to broaden their understanding of topics related to social justice.

The library was initially funded by a grant from Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) through the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Find out which books are currently in the library and how you can access them.

View or submit lesson plans for how to use these texts in your classroom.

Access articles related to race, gender, sexuality, diverse literature, and how to tackle tough conversations with kids.