Julia Torres and #DisruptTexts
English teachers took note when Penguin Young Readers invited #DisruptTexts to create a discussion guide for Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem, "The Hill We Climb." But it was not surprising. Teachers who want to expand the range and diversity of literature in their classrooms have looked to the #DisruptTexts movement for inspiration and guidance. Now a widespread movement with discussions, activities, and local affiliates, #DisruptTexts was founded by four educators: Tricia Ebarvia, Lorena Germán, Kimberly Parker, and Julia Torres.
In this segment from the network, Julia Torres talks with Noah Waspe of the Ohio Writing Project podcast Write Answers about the first steps that teachers might take when introducing literature by BIPOC authors into their teaching.