“Appealing to both inservice and preservice teachers alike, the power and promise of this book rests in its utility to fuse Common Core literacy standards with social studies content, and to do so under the theoretical construct of social justice. Agarwal-Rangnath allows us to be responsive to the standards and, in doing so, be responsible for creating an engaging, critical, and participatory social studies classroom in which all students are encouraged to explore and to question.”

​    --Teachers College Record

“This text is a helpful and hopeful tool for teaching social studies, literacy, and social justice  in realworld, Common Core education contexts. It is a stepping stone text for empowering yourself and your students to work toward equity and change while also learning about history, building literacy, and meeting standards.”

    --Language Arts

“Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath’s new book, Social studies, literacy, and social justice in the Common Core classroom: A guide for teachers presents a practical social justice-oriented social studies framework to help elementary school teachers resurrect powerful social studies instruction in their classes.”

    --The Journal for Social Studies Research