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Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education

This book is about Sonia Nieto
In "Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education," Sonia Nieto, a pioneer in multicultural education, invites readers into the vibrant intersections of her life as a student, educator, and activist. Published on November 10, 2015, this memoir not only explores Nieto’s personal journey through the rich tapestry of her Puerto Rican heritage and her early educational experiences but also delves into her transformative contributions to public education. From her days as a young teacher in New York City's first bilingual public school during the tumultuous Ocean Hill-Brownsville strike to her influential role in developing a multicultural education program at Brooklyn College and an alternative school in Massachusetts, Nieto's narrative is a testament to the power of education as a tool for racial and social justice. Reflecting on her collaborations with icons like Jonathan Kozol and Paulo Freire, Nieto examines the triumphs and challenges of advocating for education equity, immigrant rights, and racial justice. "Brooklyn Dreams" is an essential read for middle school students and educators alike, inspiring critical reflection on the transformative potential of education in addressing social inequalities.
Published by Harvard Education Press on November 10, 2015
272 pages
ISBN: 9781612508566
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Education EquityImmigrant Rights, and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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