White Bread

Written by an internationally known scholar and teacher educator, White Bread imaginatively engages readers in exploring complex issues of identity, relationships, culture, race, and American history through the experiences of a protagonist readers will identify with. 


Sleeter artfully explores the challenging topics of race, culture, history and identity critical to the success of white teachers in multicultural settings. That she manages to do this in a page-turning, multigenerational novel complete with mystery and romance makes this a must-read not just for teachers, but for everyone. 

–Bree Picower, author of Practice What you Teach


White Bread should be read by everybody, but especially teachers and teacher educators as they work to transform their practices to reach our increasingly diverse student populations.

–Wayne Au, author of Pencils Down!

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White Bread:

Weaving Cultural Past into the Present

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After reading this engaging novel, readers may be motivated to delve into their own family histories and, along the way, to reflect on what it means to be an American in our complex, multicultural and multilingual nation.

–Sonia Nieto, author of What Keeps Teachers Going?


Sleeter imaginatively engages family history as a tool of critical collective reflection, recovering community cultural wealth as a matter of urgency in our classrooms and beyond.

–Tara J. Yosso, author of Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline