User's comment:

"Colorado has multiple statutes and standards that support the inclusion of a text like The Stars and the
Blackness Between Them in the curriculum. Most recently, the passage of HB19-1192 in May 2019
mandates that public schools teach the history, culture, and social contributions of American Indians,
Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals
within these minority groups; the intersectionality of significant social and cultural features within these
communities; and the contributions and persecution of religious minorities. As a novel that follows the
positive and healthy relationship of two young, Black lesbians, The Stars and the Blackness Between
Them provides an entry point for students to understand intersectional and diverse cultures of
marginalized groups."



Submitted: Mar 28, 2021