Rodney Robinson (M.Ed.’11/E), a history teacher at the Virgie Binford Education Center, which serves kids housed in the Richmond (Virginia) Juvenile Detention Center, often recommends books to help his students learn about history and context that could shed light on their situation. He gave some suggestions for people who would like to understand more about what his students are going through. We profiled Robinson here.
“Chokehold: Policing Black Men,” by Paul Butler
“Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” by James Forman Jr.
“Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” by Monique W. Morris
“A Stone of Hope: A Memoir,” by Jim St. Germain