Harlem on our minds : place, race, and the literacies of urban youth
- Valerie Kinloch ; foreword by Jabari Mahiri ; afterword by Edmund W. Gordon.
- New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010.
- Physical description
- xvi, 208 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
- Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LC153 .N48 K56 2010||Unknown|
- Kinloch, Valerie, 1974-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-199) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- This text investigates the literate identities and practices of urban youth in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, with a focus on New York City's Harlem neighborhood. The author takes a participatory action approach to define and engage with new directions in youth literacies in socially constructed spaces (i.e., classrooms, gentrifying communities). The author examines connections between race and place by discussing how Harlem youth, teachers, longtime black residents, and new white residents to the area view their role within the gentrification process, with quotes from community members and stakeholders. The active response of youth, via critical literacy/storytelling, in both traditional (print) and multimodal (digital video, etc) forms is investigated, honored, and thoughtfully considered for powerful implications for in-service teaching practice, educational policy, and teacher education. Vignettes, photos, and quotes from students and community members are included throughout.
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- In her new book, Valerie Kinloch investigates how the lives and literacies of youth in New York City's historic Harlem are affected by public attempts to gentrify the community. Kinloch draws connections between race, place, and students' literate identities through interviews with youth, teachers, longtime Black residents, and their new White neighbors. "Harlem on Our Minds" is a participatory action narrative that brings emerging theories of social ecology to life for the high school English classroom. Vividly drawn lessons show how teachers can engage urban youth in school-based literacy by linking canonical text, particularly of the Harlem Renaissance, to current events. Centered on the literacy stories of two African American youth and their peers, this book: showcases the multimodal literacy practices of urban youth through photographs, writing samples, student-designed research projects, and more; weaves in multiple voices and perspectives through response pieces by project participants, local teachers, a graduate student, and a community activist; and, features summaries of teaching strategies.
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- Literacy > Social aspects > New York (State) > New York > Case studies.
- Urban youth > Education > New York (State) > New York > Case studies.
- Urban youth > New York (State) > New York > Social conditions > Case studies.
- Gentrification > New York (State) > New York > Case studies.
- Blacks > Race identity > New York (State) > New York > Case studies.
- Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Social conditions > 21st century.
- Publication date
- Language and literacy series
- 9780807750247 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 0807750247 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 9780807750230 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0807750239 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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