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The late bell hooks was a prolific cultural theorist and advocate for social change. Her anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-capitalistic writings transformed popular discourse during her lifetime. bell hooks’s work forms the keystone of Class 13’s approach to our work with teachers and schools, and she will be sorely missed following her death on December 15th 2021, aged 69 years. 


To celebrate bell hooks’ life and mark the profound impact her ideas have had on Class 13’s mission, we are giving away 50 posters to website members on a first-come first-serve basis. Whether you hang it in your office, classroom or your school staffroom, we hope her image and words inspire you to continuously engage in critical reflection and treat education as a practice of freedom. 


Get your poster now!  there is an option for you to help us with the shipping costs, please do if you’re able!


The quote reads 


Thinking is an action. For all aspiring intellectuals, thoughts are the laboratory where one goes to pose questions and find answers, and the place where visions of theory and praxis come together. The heartbeat of critical thinking is the longing to know—to understand how life works. Children are organically predisposed to be critical thinkers. Across the boundaries of race, class, gender, and circumstance, children come into the world of wonder and language consumed with a desire for knowledge. Sometimes they are so eager for knowledge that they become relentless interrogators—demanding


Taken from Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom - 2007

bell hooks Lab Poster

SKU: belllab
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