Illiteracy is the precursor to retention, special education, dropping out and incarceration. Young people need to know how to read and they need books that speak to their culture and circumstances. This book helps them overcome poverty, gangs, drugs, homelessness and other social ills.
“Reading and Writing For Urban Survival” addresses Common Core in language arts and social studies.
Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu has written over 35 books. They include national bestsellers Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Black Students: Middle Class Teachers and Raising Black Girls. He is a national educational consultants to most urban school districts. He lives in Chicago.
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