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Thompson, G.L. & Thompson, R. (2014). Yes, You Can! Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin

Thompson, G. L. (2010). The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin.

Thompson, G. L. (2007). Up Where We Belong: Helping African American and Latino Students Rise in School and Life.  San Francisco:  Jossey Bass.

Thompson, G. & Louque, A. (2005). Exposing the Culture of Arrogance in the Academy: A Blueprint for Increasing Black Faculty Satisfaction.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Thompson, G. (2004).  Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know but are Afraid to Ask About African American Students.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey Bass.

Thompson, G. (2003).  What African American Parents Want Educators to Know.  Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Publishers, Praeger.

Thompson, G. (2002).  African American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences. Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Publishers, Bergin & Garvey.

Journal Articles

Thompson, G. L. (2013). African American Women and the U.S. Criminal JusticeSystem: A Statistical Survey, 1870-2009. Journal of African American History 98(2), 291-303.

Thompson, G. L., Shamberger, C. T. (2012). What Really Matters. Six Characteristics of Outstanding Teachers in Challenging Schools  ASCD Working with Challlenging Students Vol. 8 Issue 2.

Thompson, G. L., Madhuri, M. & Taylor, D. (2008).  How the Accelerated Reader Program Can Become Counterproductive for High School Students.  Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 51 (7) 550-560.

Thompson, G. L., Warren, S. R., Foy, T., & Dickerson, C. (2008).  What Makes a Teacher Outstanding? A Contrast of Teachers’ and African American High School Students’ Perspectives. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. (4) 122-134.

Thompson, G. L. (March, 2008). Beneath the Apathy: Back and Latino Students in a Low-Performing High School Identify the School Factors that Keep Them from Engaging in Learning   Educational Leadership Vol. 65(8) 50-54.

Thompson, G. L. (2007).  The Truth About Black Students and Standardized Tests: What School Leaders Should Know.  Leadership.

Thompson, G. (2004). Playing God With Other People’s Children: an Introduction to a guest edited issue of the High School Journal.

Thompson, G., Warren, S. & Carter, L. (2004).  It’s Not My Fault: Predicting High School Teachers Who Blame Parents and Students for Students’ Low Achievement. The High School Journal.

Thompson, G. (2003). Predicting African American Parents' and Guardians’ Satisfaction With Teachers and Public Schools.  Journal of Educational Research. May/June Vol 96(5), 277-285.

Thompson, G. (2003). No Parent Left Behind: Strengthening Ties Between Educators and African American Parents.  Urban Review, 35(1), 7-23.

Thompson, G. (2003).  For Children of Color, Business Cannot Continue as Usual in Schools. An  Introduction to a guest edited issue of the Urban Review, 35(1), 1-6.

Thompson, G. & Joshua, M. (2002).  In Retrospect: What College Undergraduates Say About Their High School Education.  The High School Journal. April/May, 1-15.

Thompson, G. (2002). Introduction to a themed issue of educational Horizons. Spring, 105-108.

Joshua, M. & Thompson, G. (2002).  Community Squiggle:  The Language Experience Approach to Student-Authored Stories.  The California Reader, a publication of the International Reading Association. 5 (3), 17-24

Thompson, G. (2000).  Stories from the Field:  What Prospective and Beginning Secondary Teachers Learned from Working with Struggling Third and Fourth Grade Readers. educational Horizons, Fall, 19-25.

Thompson, G. (2000).  California Educators Discuss the Reading Crisis.  The Educational Forum 64 Spring,  229-234.

Thompson, G. (2000).  What Students Say About Bilingual Education.  The Journal of At-Risk Issues 6(2).  Winter/Spring, 24-32.

Thompson, G. (2000).  The Real Deal on Bilingual Education: Former Language-Minority Students Discuss Effective and Ineffective Instructional Practices. Educational Horizons, 78(2), 80-92.

Thompson, G.  (1999).  We Didn't Come Here to be Poor:  The Pre- and Post-migration Experiences of Young Immigrants.  Journal of Children & Poverty, 5 (1), 45-73.

Thompson, G. (1999). What the Numbers Really Mean: African-American Underrepresentation at the Doctoral Level.  Journal of College Student Retention Research, Theory & Practice 1(1), 23-40.

Op-Eds and Published Papers

Thompson, G. (2013). We Create Criminals by Failing Children. Fayetteville Observer. May 12, 2013.

Thompson, G. (2012). Three holiday messages for parents. December 16, 2012.

Thompson, G. (2012). Are You a Real Daddy or a Deadbeat? Fayetteville Observer. June 17, 2012. 13A.

Thompson, G. (2012). Raising Sons Who Will Succeed. Fayetteville Observer. May 13, 2012. 13A.

Thompson, G. (2011). The Gifts That Children Really Need. Fayetteville Observer. December 18, 2011. 15A. 

Thompson, G. (2008).  Media Bombard Youth with Sex. The Sun, March 17, 2008, A9.

Thompson, G. (2002).  Teachers' Cultural Ignorance Imperils Student Success.  USA Today, May, 29, 13A.

Thompson, G. (1999).  To Reward or Not to Reward: Examining a Reading Incentive Program for Third Graders . Claremont Reading Conference 63rd Yearbook.

Thompson, G. (1998).  Reading to Survive:  Exploring the Coping Strategies of African Americans.  Claremont Reading Conference 62nd Yearbook.


Book Chapters

Thompson, G. L. (2015). Cheater, Cheater, I Declare: The Prevalence, Causes, and Effects of, and the Solutions to, School Cheating Scandals in The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management by Fenwick W. English (Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Thompson, G. L. (2012). Only the Strong Survive: Dealing With Roadblocks to Effective Classroom Management. In Randall B. Lindsey (Ed.) The Best of Corwin: Equity. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, Inc.

Thompson, G. L. (2012). Inequality of Educational Opportunity, the Persistence Of. In James A. Banks (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Diversity Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, Inc.

Thompson, G. L. (2009).  Improving the Reading Skills of African American Secondary Students. What Teachers Can Do. In S. Parris, D. Fisher and K. Headley (Eds.). Adolescent Literacy: Field Tested Effective Solutions for Every Classroom. Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association.

Thompson, G. L. (2007).  Improving the Schooling Experiences of African American Students: What School Leaders and Teachers Can Do.  In S. Paik & H. Walberg (Eds.).  Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Educating Latino, Black, and Asian Students. pp.153-170.  New York: Springer.

Thompson, G. (2004). Home to School to Work Transitions for African  Americans: Eliminating Barriers to Success. In D. Halpern (Ed.) Changing the Metaphor:  From Work/Family Balance to Work/Family Interaction. Malwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlhbaum Publishers.

Book Review

Thompson, G. L. (Spring, 2010). Finding the Lost Year: What Happened When Little Rock Closed Its Public School. The Journal of African American History. Vol. 95, No. 2, 269-271.

Newsletter Article

Thompson, G. L. (2007).  A Mind-set is a Difficult Thing to Change: Why Reforming Low-Performing Schools Requires Eradicating Negative Beliefs About Students. The Claremont Letter 3(2), 1-5.

Editorial Work for Professional Publications

Routledge   2013

SAGE          2012

Reviewer, National Journal of Urban Education and Practice 2012

Reviewer, National Journal of Urban Education and Practice 2012

Reviewer, American Educational Research Association 2003-2002

Guest Editor, the Urban Review 2003

Guest Editor, the High School Journal 2003

Guest Editor, Educational Horizons 2002

Reviewer, Educational Researcher 2003

Reviewer, the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 2002

Reviewer for The Reading Teacher 1999-2003

Editorial Board Member, The California Reader 2001-2003