Summertime News from ADL EDU!

  • June 14, 2022



Summer is a time to catch up on reading and learning for children and adults alike, and to make plans for learning all year long. Take a look at ADL’s resources for students, educators and families.



ADL is here for educators, administrators, students and families with critical educational content, relevant programs and resources. No Place for Hate® is a year-long program focused on empowering a school community to create inclusive and safe schools using anti-bias education. Visit our No Place for Hate website at

Words to Action empowers Jewish students and their allies to respond to antisemitism in school and beyond with real tools and strategies. Learn more about Words to Action at



June is LGBTQ Pride Month, providing an opportunity to learn more about the history of the LGBTQ community, reflect and celebrate the importance of the contributions of LGBTQ+ community, and acknowledge the struggle to challenge and overcome bias in the face of marginalization and injustice. Visit ADL’s LGBTQ Pride Month landing page here for educational resources to engage youth, yourself and others. We also provide talk discussions for families and recommended books for different age groups, each with two discussion guides. Click here for classroom resources and more.



June’s Monthly Featured Book Linked by Gordon Korman is a chapter book for ages 8-12 that tells the story of what happens when swastikas begin to appear in a middle school, and no one knows who did it. Some students decide to fight back by creating a project to bring people together instead of dividing them further. As truths are uncovered, crimes of the past and the present are revealed. More information here.



Are you concerned about the white supremacist propaganda that young people are seeing online and the ways that extremists may be trying to recruit them? ADL’s new toolkit is designed to help educators, parents and families support young people in understanding and resisting domestic extremist recruitment efforts. Our approach is to provide educational information and put tools into the hands of the adults in young people’s lives. Click here to access the toolkit. Educators are also invited to join us for a special webinar on the topic on June 28 at 2 PM MT; click here to register.



Whether your child is five or fifteen, summer is a great time to nurture reading for enjoyment. For children, reading books can create lasting impressions. In particular, multicultural and anti-bias books have the power to instill empathy, expose children to people and places unknown, build self-esteem by telling stories that reflect children’s life experiences and inspire action to change the world.  Click here to check out tips for summer reading as well as links to multicultural and anti-bias books that might interest young people in your life.



Summer camp is a wonderful time in children’s lives when they get to spend time outdoors, meet new people, have novel experiences and gain insight into themselves. While camp can be an amazing, life-changing experience for a young person, it can also be stressful. Camps are more diverse than they used to be, and this is both a challenge and an opportunity. Culled from our anti-bias and bullying prevention resources, we invite you to explore strategies and information that can help camps and families realize their potential in providing a rich, harmonious and respectful camp experience for all. Discover more here.


To learn more about any of these content areas, to schedule a training for your school or to get involved, email us at Have a great summer!