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Abstract

This is a book review of Christine Sleeter’s new novel White Bread: Weaving Cultural Past into the Present. This review extolls White Bread as a significant contribution that aids in White teachers’ race-cognizance and race-visible teaching. After providing necessary background on Sleeter, the review situates White Bread as reflective of four key dimensions of her critical multicultural research. Importantly, Sleeter’s fictionalized representations in the novel show what committed and effective teachers actually do when teaching across race, culture, class, language, and other differences in public school classrooms. Overall, the review recommends White Bread as a “must read” for professional development consultants, teacher educators, administrators, and teachers interested in race-visible teaching and learning.

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