Captivating Texts Promote Access and Equity for Diverse Voices

Benchmark Advance presents topics and perspectives that are wide-ranging, engaging each student in critical thinking and discussion.

Social Justice

Guides that facilitate constructive conversations

Elevated Voices

Diverse voices represented throughout texts

Civic Engagement & Leadership

Text topics expanded to real-world applications

Culturally Responsive

Presents standards-based topics in appropriate ways

Social-Emotional Foundations

Connected to texts and CASEL-aligned


Students see themselves in the curriculum.

A culturally diverse set of authors, illustrators, and stories promote traditionally underrepresented voices.

Ibi Zoboi
Nguyen Phan Que Mai
Mathangi Subramanian
Derrick Barnes
Jennifer Torres
Christopher Paul Curtis
Joseph Bruchac
Crystal Allen
Cao Wenxuan
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Nikki Giovanni
Jerry Craft
Jason Reynolds
Dwight Okita