Literacy in Action

Literacy in Action

By Heather McCarthy
Our podcasts are created by students to be shared with the world. We read culturally relevant books and spread the message of advocacy, leadership, and discuss how to make positive changes in the world through literacy. Together we hope to promote a love for reading and activism.
Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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In Memory of Kobe Bryant
This podcast is dedicated to Kobe Bryant. 
08:56
February 13, 2020
Dr. Felicia and Women's Empowerment
Dr. Felicia from Chiro One discusses what it is like to be a female chiropractor. Listen in to learn about women's empowerment, working in a male dominated field, and the power of education.  Inspired by Barbara Dee's novel Maybe He Just Likes You, students reached out to this powerful woman to learn from her expertise. 
19:34
February 13, 2020
LGBTQ Rights with Mr. Hantson, Aoibhe, and Jordan
Seventh grade students Aoibhe and Jordan discuss LGBTQ rights in the school with Assistant Principal Mr. Hantson. After reading Alex Gino's novel, George, the topic of transgender students and their support in the school system are addressed. 
05:29
January 25, 2020
Mayor Bury and Social Justice Issues in Oak Lawn
Seventh grade students at Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School discuss social justice issues with Mayor Bury of Oak Lawn, Illinois. After reading five different novels from a Teaching Tolerance Grant, students discuss issues such as women's empowerment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, racism, and LGBTQ rights. 
28:17
January 25, 2020