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Jalissa Pollard

"To be a success, you have to stand out."

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jalissa B. Pollard is an English educator. Pollard graduated from Louisiana State University in 2010 with a B.A. in English: Creative Writing and a M.A.T.  in secondary education and teaching in 2012. She is a member of the National Council for Teachers of English, hosting read-ins to promote African-American literature and literacy and serves as Louisiana K-12 Policy Analyst. Bates is an English instructor for Louisiana State University and Baton Rouge Community College’s Upward Bound program, a historic federal program for first generation college students. Bates was selected as a recipient of the 2015 NCTE Early Educator of Color Leadership Award.

 

 

BOOK DETAILS

My Grandma is a Lady is about a young African American girl that chronicles her memories of her grandmother's participation and membership in the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver, a historically black lay organization of Catholics.  Representation matters.  This story resonates with many children of the Catholic faith worldwide.

Self-published

 

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OTHER TITLES

  • Can I Teach That?: Negotiating Taboo Language and Controversial Topics in the Language Arts Classroom

 

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR

Email | jalissabates6@gmail.com