Educator Resources

Together, we can create courageous classrooms.

Our free resources support educators in teaching the Novelly library in their classrooms and programs, so that every student can see themselves in what they read.

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“Read to Heal” Classroom Resources

Over the past few years, we’ve heard from students who’ve lost loved ones to Covid and who’ve experienced racially motivated violence.

After a traumatic time, where do we go from here? Reading short fiction and poetry by underrepresented youth can help students not only heal, but find their power.

Classroom Conversation Slides

Kick off your lessons with a 10-minute conversation from the Novelly library! Our ready-to-go slides include quotes from published youth-written literature and youth-vetted discussion questions to engage and energize your students.

Launching in Summer 2022


Podcast on YouTube

Play or assign clips from our youth-hosted “Read to Heal” podcast in the classroom! Students will be able to see their peers discuss their creative work and voice in-depth over meaningful youth-led conversations.

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White Paper

Stay informed on the latest developments on how young people today are reading, writing, and discussing literature to heal through our annually published white papers.

Launching in Summer 2022

Arts for Youth Healing Collaborative

Because we don’t work in silos, Novelly is collaborating with other non-profits to provide free resources for educators who are serving youth ages 3-18 and who are interested in helping young people engage in healing justice through the arts.

Launching in Summer 2022

Testimonial & Case Study

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“(Novelly) gave them the ability to have healthy relationships, as I noticed some scholars were very hesitant to share their stories in front of parents. However, I noticed how some of them felt relief after doing so and because they were able to open up and be their true selves. [One scholar] told me she feels like she learned how to better express herself through reflecting on past relationships and being able to write down her thoughts gave her better insights after all this time."

— Ariana L., House Sister, HomeWorks Trenton

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Together, we can build a movement for courageous storytelling and courageous conversations and create a world that celebrates the stories and voices of diverse youth.

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