The co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute invokes the spirit of the blues to articulate a radically healing and empowering pedagogy for Black and Brown girls, imagining what education might look like if schools placed the flourishing of Black and Brown girls at their center.
Morris’ visionary manifesto...models the gentle, rehabilitative approach she urges teachers to use in educating black and brown girls. Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues presents thoughtful solutions...and persuades that a...creative spirit ought to be brought to bear on the struggles faced by black and brown girls in schools today ... Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues is a vital, generous and sensitively reasoned argument for how we might transform American schools to better educate black and brown girls.
Morris...condenses decades of experience into a diagnosis and a prescription for an educational system she identifies as failing black and brown girls ... Morris skillfully argues that, instead, schools need to create a healing environment ... This is a carefully crafted, heartfelt, solution-oriented source for educators and policy makers.