Three-time alumnus of the College of Education publishes new book "A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males."

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Congratulations to Aaron Johnson, a Reading, Language and Literature faculty member, a three-time alumnus of the Wayne State University College of Education (bachelor’s ’00, master’s ’03, and Ph.D. ‘16), and author of a new book! In A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males, he takes an interesting look at educational outcomes for young black males. It isn’t just about instruction. It delves into ideas about how to engage young black men in ways that acknowledge the difficulties they encounter and point them toward success. Johnson, a public school educator and associate superintendent for Farmington Public Schools, discussed his book, research, and personal stories as an educator and as a student on WDET 101.9FM's Detroit Today. Listen to the interview at https://wdet.org/…/87698-wayne-state-professors-new-book-l…/.