Here are resources for teachers. We will continue to update and add sections to this page. A huge shoutout to two of our Renegade Friends - Dr. Rose Brock, who is our educational advisor and the author of many of these curriculum guides, and Colby Sharp, our nerdy book friend in Michian who is tireless in his book talking. Pick a resource type and you'll go straight there. (Oh, and do yourself a favor and check out their websites at and!)

1. Curriculum Guides
2. Colby Sharp Book Talks
3. Book Trailers



These guides are free to use. Just click on a cover. 



Michigan educator Colby Sharp has an amazing array of resources he offers on his website and You Tube Channels. Here are his book talks about some of our books, but we highly recommend you subscribe and check out all of these ones he has and continues to post. You can do that by clicking here

Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber

Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber

Alyson Gerber’s Taking UP Space is amazing and important. Buy it. Read it. Share it. Affiliate link to purchase this book: Check out my list of AWESOME 2021 books: Book description from the publisher: Sarah loves basketball more than anything. Crushing it on the court makes her feel like she matters. And it’s the only thing that helps her ignore how much it hurts when her mom forgets to feed her. But lately Sarah can’t even play basketball right. She’s slower now and missing shots she should be able to make. Her body doesn’t feel like it’s her own anymore. She’s worried that changing herself back to how she used to be is the only way she can take control over what’s happening. When Sarah’s crush asks her to be partners in a cooking competition, she feels pulled in a million directions. She’ll have to dig deep to stand up for what she needs at home, be honest with her best friends, and accept that she doesn’t need to change to feel good about herself. ************************* Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids: The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp (ME!) Places to find me: Website: Instagram: Twitter: I started a newsletter! Click below to sign up. Thanks for watching. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.
Power Forward Hena Khan | Book Talk

Power Forward Hena Khan | Book Talk

Looking for great “sports books”? You are going to want to add Hena Khan’s Power Forward to your list. I read it one sitting. It was fantastic! Purchase the book through Indie Bound: If you’d rather purchase the video from Amazon you can find an affiliate link for that here: Check out my 2018 Middle Grade Novel Playlist: Check out my 2018 Picture Book Playlist: The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp (ME!) Book description (from the publisher): From the critically acclaimed author of Amina's Voice comes the first book in an exciting new chapter book series about a fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom. Fourth grader Zayd Saleem has some serious hoop dreams. He's not just going to be a professional basketball player. He's going to be a star. A legend. The first Pakistani-American kid to make it to the NBA. He knows this deep in his soul. It's his destiny. There are only a few small things in his way. For starters, Zayd's only on the D-team. (D stands for developmental, but to Zayd it's always felt like a bad grade or something.) Not to mention, he's a bit on the scrawny side, even for the fourth grade team. But his best friend Adam is on the Gold Team, and it's Zayd's dream for the two of them to play together. His mom and dad don't get it. They want him to practice his violin way more than his jump shot. When he gets caught blowing off his violin lessons to practice, Zayd's parents lay down the ultimate punishment: he has to hang up his high tops and isn't allowed to play basketball anymore. As tryouts for the Gold Team approach, Zayd has to find the courage to stand up for himself and chase his dream. Places to find me: Website: Instagram: Twitter: I started a newsletter! Click below to sign up. Thanks for watching. Please me know if I can help you in any way.