A glimpse into what colleagues are saying about our faculty’s recent publications and more.

Border ThinkingBorder Thinking

Andrea Dyrness, Enrique Sepúlveda III

“Border Thinking offers critical insights into how Latinx youth speak back to racializing, colonial discourses that frame them as outsiders. It is theoretically sophisticated, engaging, and methodologically innovative, offering new insights into participatory methodologies—but its true contribution lies in how it reveals young people’s creative imaginings of transnational forms of citizenship and belonging that are too often silenced by integration initiatives focused on national assimilation.”—Reva Jaffe-Walter, author of Coercive Concern: Nationalism, Liberalism, and the Schooling of Muslim Youth

Dual Language Bilingual EducationDual Language Bilingual Education: Teacher Cases and Perspectives on Large-Scale Implementation

Kathryn I. Henderson, Deborah K. Palmer

“This book gives educational leaders (beginning with our teachers) important ‘food for thought,’ encouraging reflection upon what our individual and collective contribution needs to be if we are to be successful in delivering the promise of K–12 Dual Language Bilingual Education for ALL families who choose to participate.”—David Rogers, executive director at Dual Language Education of New Mexico

The Vulnerable Heart of LiteracyThe Vulnerable Heart of Literacy: Centering Trauma as Powerful Pedagogy

Elizabeth Dutro

“This stunning book about trauma interrogates the very notion. Dutro excels at interweaving her stories with those of teachers and students and at challenging readers to find their way into the fabric. I recommend this book to teachers so that they might accept her challenge to explore and understand the importance of both witnessing and testimony in relation to trauma in literacy curriculum and pedagogy.” —Mollie Blackburn, professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University

Case Studies in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher EducationCase Studies in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: An Intersectional Perspective

Elena Sandoval Lucero, Johanna Maes

Published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., the book aims to “connect equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice theories to practice and allow readers to actively engage when faced with diverse issues within a variety of contexts.” School of Education and CU Engage colleagues contributed as chapter authors, including Charla Agnolotti, Ashmi Desai, Karen Ramirez and Sabrina Sideris.

Alumna Special Feature

point lessPoint-Less: An English Teacher’s Guide to More Meaningful Grading

A new publication from Sarah M. Zerwin (PhDEdu’09), a School of Education alumna and English teacher at Fairview High School in Boulder.

“Sarah Zerwin has written the book I desperately needed to help my beliefs about learning match my assessment practices. . . . She nudges teachers to consider how traditional forms of grading get in the way of student growth. Instead of assigning random points to student tasks, she demonstrates how teachers can provide students with concise, descriptive data that serves as meaningful and specific feedback.”—Cris Tovani (MAEdu'87), a veteran teacher, staff developer, literacy consultant and author of I Read It But I Don’t Get It

What books are you reading? We would love to feature recently published books written by our alumni and community partners. Send your recommendations to edu-communications@colorado.edu.