Brittany Packnett


Vice President

National Community Alliances Teach For America

& Paul Keys Senior Vice President, Regional Operations Teach For America

“There is no judgement in this book. There is simply a clear scientific and social case—along with concrete instruction—for how education allies at the classroom, school, and system levels can effectively serve our children of color. ”

Gina Parker Collins

founder | advocate | advisor | author RIISE - Resources In Independent School Education

“As a mother of a black boy enrolled in an elite educational institution, this guide has edified experiences faced in raising a well-educated black boy. I am more aware and empowered to support my son on his academic journey and to hold his educators accountable for being aware of their responses, messages, and actions. All parents raising black boys should read this guide and share it with past, present and future K-12 educators. ”

Christine Sleeter

Professor Emerita California State University Monterey Bay

“This Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys will change you. Once you start reading it, you won’t be able to put it down. Weaving together voices of multiple authors, both Black and White, chapters offer poignant personal stories, current research, and well-chosen activities. Every chapter invites White women to do the needed work that will enable us to support healthy development of our Black male students. Few books take on such urgent work with so much care and proactive optimism.”