Saundra Murray Nettles

Necessary Spaces: Exploring the Richness of African American Childhood in the South

"...interweaves autobiographical accounts, historical events, research findings, and narratives of lived experiences that have been extracted from oral and written accounts of memory. What emerges is an intricately woven tapestry of shared experience and collective memory culminating into the critical networks of learning that support behavioral and academic outcomes for children....Necessary Spaces promotes the equality of educational opportunity and education outcomes for African American students and presents a much-needed asset-based framework of culturally relevant and culturally responsive pedagogies, which are critical in today's educational spaces."
Ayana Allen, Teachers College Record, March 23, 2016

Selected Works

Personal Scholarly Essays
2015 Critics' Choice selection by the American Educational Studies Association
“Insightful, honest, and lyrical . . . transcends the simple description of a medical event.”
—Rafael J. Tamargo, M.D.

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