Portrait for Learning For Justice. The article is about book bans and native representation. “Scholar Debbie Reese talks book bans and the fear of a just society.”
“Debbie Reese, Ph.D., is an activist, scholar and former elementary school teacher. With Jean Mendoza, Ph.D., she adapted the award-winning book An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People from Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s original for adults. A member of the Nambé Owingeh nation, Reese founded in 2006 American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL), an online resource providing analyses of representations of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books. She has lectured widely and has published across multiple academic disciplines.
Reese recently shared her thoughts with Learning for Justice about the most recent spate of book-banning campaigns that began in earnest throughout the United States in 2021.”