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SANKOFA is a contemporary literacy resource for all students in Grades 4 to 8.

Multi-Genre Anthologies:

  • Each book is written by an author of African descent.
  • The introductory spread features an essential question to introduce the theme and topic of the book to students.
  • Each book includes a variety of genres, including primary documents reader’s theatre, biographies, essays, fiction, and poetry.
  • Each book features both historical and contemporary content, identifying past and present views of the African American experience.
  • A variety of communities will be featured across the three books in each grade.

Each Title:

  • Provides motivation for literacy success
  • Features differentiated instruction
  • Features topics that have students’ interests in mind
  • Supports curriculum expectations and features crosscurricular connections for use throughout the
    school year
  • Features both urban and rural settings
  • Features American perspectives and leaders