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Welcome to The Radical Agenda

Our “radical agenda” is the belief that all aspects of American history need to be included in education. Here you will find book recommendations and resources to teach children about the contributions and experiences of Black, Brown, and Asian people and members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Find inspiring stories about the contributions and experiences of Americans. 


Find age-appropriate books organized by topic.  


Buy the Radical Agenda Planner

Looking for a way to learn while staying organized? Look no further than the Radical Agenda Planner!

Featuring plenty of writing space, note pages, and all the things that make a great planner, plus a Monthly Learning Moment highlighting an important topic in American history. In addition, scattered throughout the two-page weekly layout are dates of historical significance, which will change every year. 

A portion of proceeds from each 2022 and 2022-23 planner sold will be donated to The Trevor Project and Equal Justice Initiative.



A Word

From TRA Founder

As a mom, I want my children to understand American history – but the curriculums I found lacked the diversity and holistic perspective I knew were important parts of the story. So we began to read books we borrowed from the library, and it opened up a whole new understanding of this country: the trials, the triumphs, and the challenging paths that so many were forced to walk. These stories are part of the tapestry of America and deserve to be included in education. 

– Amanda Spencer, she/her



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Curious what we’re reading lately? Check out the blog reel for our latest great finds.

I Am An American by Martha Brockenbrough (Wong Kim Ark)

What Makes An American? In I Am An American: The Wong Kim Ark Story by Martha Brockenbrough with Grace Lin readers learn the true story of Wong Kim Ark, a man born in America to Chinese immigrants in San Francisco during the Gold Rush in 1873. When racist treatment of...