Monique W. Morris

Monique W. Morris, co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, is the author of several books, including Pushout, Black Stats, and Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues (all from The New Press). Her work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times, MSNBC, Essence, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Education Week, and others. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.

News and Reviews

Zora Magazine

Included in “The Zora Cannon,” a list of the 100 greatest books written by African American women published by Zora, a Medium publication.

Ms. Magazine

“a passionate manifesto…reimagining what schools could do for girls if educators focused more on supporting and encouraging black and brown girls to flourish.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“‘Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues’ is a vital, generous and sensitively reasoned argument for how we might transform American schools to better educate black and brown girls. Nobody paying attention could honestly deny that we desperately need a kinder approach.

Publishers Weekly

"This is a carefully crafted, heartfelt, solution-oriented source for educators and policy makers."


Books by Monique W. Morris

Black Stats
African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century

Monique W. Morris

The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Monique W. Morris

Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues
Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls

Monique W. Morris