Reading 2 – The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island – from Chapter 2

https://youtu.be/MPvUU1vFeRM Reading 2 from The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island “The New Plantation takes us into the chaos of Rikers Island, giving us the vivid voices of young men–kids, really–caught in the unrelenting grip of institutional racism. I found it riveting.” –Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedys, Ernie’s Ark, and One-in-a-Million Boy “It’s easy to … Continue reading Reading 2 – The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island – from Chapter 2

The New Plantation

The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island is a memoir about my experiences as a teacher of 16 to 18 year old incarcerated males in a public high school on Rikers Island, one of the largest penal colonies in the world. It will be published by Deerbrook Editions in June of 2019. This blog deals with the … Continue reading The New Plantation