Recommended Resources

Books We're Reading

Davis, A. (2016). Freedom is a constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books.

Ireland, S., & Lynn, C. (2017). Becoming Ms. Burton: From prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women. New York, NY: The New Press.

Kendi, I. X. (2016). Stamped from the beginning: The definitive history of racist ideas in America. New York, NY: Nation Books.

Meiners, E. (2016). For the children: Protecting innocence in a carceral state. Minneapolis, MN: The University of Minnesota Press.

Pranis, K. (2005). The little book of circle processes: A new/old approach to peacemaking. New York, NY: Good Books.

Rankine, C. (2014). Citizen: An American lyric. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press.

Ross, R. (2015). Girls in justice. The Image of Justice.
Ross, R. (2012). Juvenile in justice. Richard Ross Photography.
Shalaby, C. (2017). Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School. New York, NY: The New Press.
Sojoyner, D. M. (2016). First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Vaught, S. E. (2017). Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Winn, M. T. (forthcoming). Justice on both sides. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Press.
Zehr, H. (2015). Changing lenses: Restorative Justice for our times (25th ed.). Harrisonburg, VA: Herald Press.


Podcasts We're Listening To

Alexander, M., Burton, S., & Goodman, A. (2017, May 19.) Repair the damage from the drug war. Democracy Now! Podcast. Podcast retrieved from

Gladwell, M. (2017, June 28). Miss Buchanan’s period of adjustment. Revisionist History Podcast. Podcast retrieved from

Hannah-Jones, N., & Glass, I. (2015, July 31). The problem we all live with. This American Life Podcast. Podcast retrieved from

Morris, M., Browne Dianis, J., & Winn, M. T. Why don't we talk about young Black females. Minnesota Public Radio News. Podcast retrieved from

Turner, C., & Cardoza, K. (2017, Oct 18). Raising kings: A year of love and struggle in a new high school. An NPR and EducationWeek Collaboration. Podcast retrieved from

Updike, N., & Glass, I. (2014, Oct 17). Is this working? This American Life Podcast. Podcast retrieved from


Journalism We're Reading

Coates, T.-N. (2015). The Black family in the age of mass incarceration. The Atlantic Magazine. Retrieved from

Shen, A. (2017, Nov 27). What happens when schools stop arresting kids for throwing Skittles? The Atlantic Magazine. Retrieved from

Tullis, P. (2013). Can forgiveness play a role in criminal justice? The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved from


Films/Documentaries We're Watching

DuVernay, A. (2016). 13th. A Netflix Original Documentary. Sherman Oaks, CA: Kandoo Films.

Jones, R. (2000). Andrews, L. (Ed.). We Just Telling Stories. Cultural Odyssey.


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Journal Articles We're Reading

Anderson-Zavala, C., Krueger-Henney, P., Meiners, E., & Pour-Khorshid, F. (2017). Fierce urgency of now: Building movements to end the prison industrial complex in our schools. Multicultural Perspectives, 19(3), 151–154.

Annamma, S. (2014). Undocumented and under surveillance. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 7(3). Retrieved from

Brown, B. A., Henderson, J. B., Gray, S., Donovan, B., Sullivan, S., Patterson, A., & Waggstaff, W. (2016). From description to explanation: An empirical exploration of the African-American pipeline problem in STEM. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53(1), 146–177.

Bullock, E. C. (in press). Only STEM can save us? Examining race, place, and STEM education as property. Educational Studies.

Camangian, P. R. (2015). Teach like lives depend on it: Agitate, arouse, and inspire. Urban Education, 50(4), 424–453.

Cheruvu, R., Souto-Manning, M., Lencl, T., & Chin-Calubaquib, M. (2015). Race, isolation, and exclusion: What early childhood teacher educators need to know about the experiences of pre-service teachers of color. The Urban Review, 47(2), 237–265.

de los Rios, C. V. (2017). Picturing ethnic studies: Photovoice and youth literacies of social action. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 61(1), 15–24.

de los Rios, C. V. (2017). Translanguaging, coloniality, and English classrooms: An exploration of two bicoastal urban classrooms. Research in the Teaching of English, 52(1), 55–76.

Fisher, D. (2017). No utopia: The African American struggle for fair housing in postwar Sacramento from 1948 to 1967. In D. Allender & G. Y. Mark (Eds.), Our stories in our voices (pp. 121–131). Dubuque, IA: KendallHunt.

Freedman, S. W., Barr, D. J., Murphy, K., & Beširevič, Z. (2016). The development of ethical civic actors in divided societies: A longitudinal case. Human Development, 59(2–3), 107–127.

Gholson, M. L., Bullock, E. C., & Alexander, N. N. (2012). On the brilliance of Black children: A response to a clarion call. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 5(1), 1–7.

Ife, F. (2012). Powerful writing: Promoting a political writing community of students. The English Journal, 101(4), 64–69.

Kohli, R. (2016). Behind school doors: The impact of hostile racial climates on urban teachers of color. Urban Education, 0042085916636653.

Martinez, D. C., & Montaño, E. (2016). Toward expanding what counts as language for Latina and Latino youth in an urban middle school classroom. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 65(1), 200–216.

McAfee, M. (2014). The kinesiology of race. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 468–491.

Nasir, N. S., McKinney de Royston, M., O’Connor, K., & Wischnia, S. (2017). Knowing about racial stereotypes versus believing them. Urban Education, 52(4), 491–524.

Pranis, K. (Winter 2012). The restorative impulse. Tikkun, 32–34.

Rodriguez, D. (2006). “You be all the prison writer you wish”: The context of radical prison praxis. In D. Rodriguez’s Forced passages: Imprisoned radical intellectuals and the U.S. prison regime (pp. 74–112). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2013). The policing of Native bodies and minds: Perspectives on schooling from American Indian youth. American Journal of Education, 119(4), 591–616.

Thomas, E. E., & Stornaiuolo, A. (2016). Restorying the self: Bending toward textual justice. Harvard Educational Review, 86(3), 313–336.

Thompson, J., Windschitl, M., & Braaten, M. (2013). Developing a theory of ambitious early-career teacher practice. American Educational Research Journal, 50(3), 574–615.

Winn, M. T. (February, 2016). Transforming Justice. Transforming Teacher Education. TeachingWorks: University of Michigan.

Winn, M. T., & Jackson, C. A. (2011). Toward a performance of possibilities: resisting gendered (in)justice. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 24(5), 615–620.