"Beautifully weaves together key components for transforming early
childhood educators into a leadership force for progressive
thinking and teaching. With its range of teacher stories, it
provokes critical thinking and imaginative classroom practices.
There's nothing else quite like this book to fortify early
educators for the work before us." -- Margie Carter "early
childhood instructor and co-author of Learning Together With Young
Children: A Curriculum Framework for Reflective Teachers"
"The diverse articles give insightful, practical, and moving voice to teachers' experiences with children and families and make diversity, equity, inclusion and preserving the environment integral to a quality early childhood education program." -- Louise Derman-Sparks "faculty emerita, Pacific Oaks College, and author of Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children"
"This book is a real page-turner. I just couldn't put it down! It's a treasure store of short, interesting pieces by famous and not so famous authors, all of whom write from their hearts and experiences. The subject is so important--equity and justice--and the writing brings it all down to earth. Everybody should read this book!" -- Janet Gonzalez-Mean "early childhood consultant and author of Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences"
"This volume is a beacon of progressive early childhood teaching practices. I was constantly impressed with the intimate understanding of young children that shone through the teachers' descriptions of how they engage young children and their families in inclusive practices, critical thinking, and social activism to address biases and inequities." -- Patricia Ramsey "professor of psychology and eduaction, Mount Holyoke College, author of Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World: Multicultural Education for Young Children"