"A godsend . . . honest and fair, yet visionary and firm."
—Quarterly Black Review
"Phenomonal. . . . [This book] overcomes fear and speaks of truths, truths that otherwise have no voice."
—The San Francisco Review of Books
"Here, finally, is multiculturalism with a human face."
"Provides an important, yet typically avoided, discussion of how power imbalances in the larger U.S. society reverberate in classrooms."
—Harvard Educational Review
About the Author
Lisa Delpit is an Eminent Scholar and Executive Director of the Center for Urban Education and Innovation at Florida International University in Miami, where she lives. Her work is dedicated to providing excellent education for marginalized communities in the United States and abroad. Herb Kohl is a recipient of the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He was the founder and first director of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City and established the PEN West Center in San Francisco, where he lives. He is the author of more than forty books, including the bestselling 36 Children and the classic I Won’t Learn from You” (The New Press).