Sarah J. Donovan

Guest Blogger

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Sarah J. Donovan’s professional interests include ethical, inclusive curriculum, methods, and assessment practices in secondary English classrooms. She is a former junior high English language arts teacher of fifteen years and an Assistant Professor of Secondary English Education at Oklahoma State University.

She wrote Genocide Literature in Middle and Secondary Classrooms (2016) and the young adult novel, Alone Together (2018). She is a co-editor for the online journal Writers Who Care, and was the Books in Review columnist for The ALAN Review (2019). Sarah serves as a state representative and board member for The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN).

Sarah is the founder of a blog and poetry writing community for teachers, Ethical ELA, and has contributed chapters to The Best Lesson Series (Talks with Teachers, 2018), Queer Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the English Language Arts Curriculum (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), Moving Beyond Loss to Societal Grieving (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), and Contending with Gun Violence in the English Language Classroom (Routledge, 2019).

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Posted July 2, 2021

5 Books to Engage Young People on Race This Summer

With a national debate raging about how—or even if—teachers should discuss race in their classrooms, many educators may find themselves uncertain about…

By Sarah J. Donovan

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