Change and Impact
- With over 30,000 copies sold, Fires in the Bathroom has found its way onto teacher bookshelves and into teacher education courses nationwide. It has won critical acclaim in major newspapers and education journals.
- New teachers entering urban classrooms have called it their "bible," a book they return to often for wisdom and practical advice.
- More educators speak of seeing students as allies, not adversaries, in improving teaching and learning and in school reform. They realize the importance of listening to students.
- The book spurred the creation of Next Generation Press, a one-of-a-kind nonprofit publishing company that puts youth — especially those marginalized by race, class, and language — at the center.
- Youth who have been part of WKCD's publishing program say it has given them a sense of the power of their voices and a determination to use their voices for change.