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Equity and Access through Literature
While many factors remain unknown and even out of our control, it is with certainty that ASA continues its work within the three Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) from this year: Equity, ASA Readiness, and Whole Human. These topics remain relevant in light of world events. Transcending the individual focus of each PLC is the desire to meet students’ needs and create a sense of belonging for all.
To that end, you will notice that our reading lists for next year include more diversity than they have in the past. These reading lists reflect our priorities. In order to value the contributions and voices of all, we must read different perspectives and work to understand each other; these texts offer us a solid place to start. Our work to create a sense of belonging for all must be more than an event, a museum, a conversation. We are weaving all perspectives into our discussions so we can engage in meaningful conversations and ensure our lens is multifaceted.
Changing Hands Bookstore is working with ASA to create a partnership. They have all the titles available for purchase and will offer ASA a 10% return to our school when mentioned that they are an ASA student or buy online through the link. You can also order online and pick up at either the Phoenix or Tempe location. https://www.changinghands.com/asa2020
Attention 9th Grade: The publishers are they’re unable to ship In the Beginning (9th grade standard and advanced required summer reading). This has been removed from the Changing Hands webpage to avoid any more online orders. If you have already purchased, Changing Hands will be issuing you a refund. This book is part of the choice list. If you want to look elsewhere for it, please do. If not choose another book from the list.