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Every day at school we have a 30 minute advisory period. While there are some district requirements for the class, the majority of class time is not utilized to its fullest extent. My goal is to turn the class period into one where we talk about current events and read books that spark conversation about controversial topics. The books I have chosen for this project tackle topics that my students will be able to relate to while encouraging reflection and conversation. The subject matter in Sharon Draper books, The Hate U Give, and the Bluford High Series cover a variety of issues like racism, addiction, police brutality, bullying, death, and homelessness among others. My students come from homes where issues like these are common and they will be able to relate to them and use their life experience to educate others in the class. I believe that finding literature that appeals to my student population will help foster a love for reading while teaching lessons about racism, cultural diversity and facing adversity. Talking about these sometimes difficult to talk about issues, will help teach all of my students to become more tolerant of others and be understanding of personal struggles that their peers may be facing.

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Every day at school we have a 30 minute advisory period. While there are some district requirements for the class, the majority of class time is not utilized to its fullest extent. My goal is to turn the class period into one where we talk about current events and read books that spark conversation about controversial topics. The books I have chosen for this project tackle topics that my students will be able to relate to while encouraging reflection and conversation. The subject matter in Sharon Draper books, The Hate U Give, and the Bluford High Series cover a variety of issues like racism, addiction, police brutality, bullying, death, and homelessness among others. My students come from homes where issues like these are common and they will be able to relate to them and use their life experience to educate others in the class. I believe that finding literature that appeals to my student population will help foster a love for reading while teaching lessons about racism, cultural diversity and facing adversity. Talking about these sometimes difficult to talk about issues, will help teach all of my students to become more tolerant of others and be understanding of personal struggles that their peers may be facing.

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