From AASL Essential Links
Ladson-Billings, Gloria. 2009. The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Landsman, Julie. 2009. A White Teacher Talks about Race. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Nieto, Sonia. 2010. The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities. 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia. 2005. Why We Teach. New York: Teachers College Press.
Noddings, Nel. 2005. The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education. 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College Press.
Rauner, Diana Mendely. 2000. “They Still Pick Me Up When I Fall:” The Role of Caring in Youth Development and Community Life. New York: Columbia University Press.
Valenzuela, Angela. 1999. Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring. Albany: SUNY Press.
Talking with Children about Tragedies
Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events From Share My Lesson, this post contains valuable information on resources to assist in times of need.
How to Talk to Kids About Violence From the Washington Post's blog A School Survival Guide for Parents (and Everyone Else).
Talking and Teaching about the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut From the New York Times Learning Network, there are links to numerous resources on helping children deal with terrible situations such as this.
Unspeakable Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School From Edutopia, here is a selection of links to sites for helping our young deal with tragedy.