DelaRosa’s ‘Teaching the Invisible Race’ receives two honors

A book by UW–Madison’s Tony DelaRosa, “Teaching the Invisible Race: Embodying a Pro-Asian American Lens in Schools,” has recently received two separate honors.

Teaching the Invisible Race book cover and awards“Teaching the Invisible Race” was named a Silver Medal winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards’ category of Education — Commentary/Theory. The work was also named a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or persons of color) category. 

DelaRosa is a PhD student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He is an anti-oppression educator and researcher who is determined to help transform how schools teach Asian American narratives. 

“Teaching the Invisible Race” was published in 2023 and is DelaRosa’s first book. It is written to give educators insight into how to embody a pro-Asian American lens into the classroom. DelaRosa says that the work is designed for students in pre-service teaching programs, and for upper elementary, middle school, and high school social studies, English, and literature teachers. DelaRosa also notes the book may be of interest to curriculum specialists, coaches, and school principals.

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