USM Students, Faculty, and School Partners Participate in National Book Read

Twenty school psychology students, faculty, and supervisors gathered during the spring of 2023 to participate in the National Association of School Psychologists’ annual social justice book read. With support from a mini-grant offered by USM’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Council, this group was able to purchase, read, and discuss the book, Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School by Carla Shalaby. Book read participants explored the varied factors that influence our interpretation of “trouble-making behaviors” in children; analyzed intersections between students, their teachers, their families, and the larger society; and identified opportunities to advocate for social justice in their roles as school psychology professionals.