Yvette Manns, who grew up in Jamaica, New York, is a graduate of historically Black Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, where she majored in early childhood education. The day after graduation she was hired as a public school teacher.
While teaching, Manns realized that many of the reading materials were not produced for the students that she was teaching in the inner-city. She decided to produce courses offering perspectives that would be more relevant to young Black students.
Manns created the website The Lit Teacher that offers courses for a small fee that teachers can use to make education more interesting to young Black students. The site also has a blog discussing issues of importance to teachers in urban schools.
Manns’ latest work is the book Read more