Located in the heart of the 9th Ward, my school’s mission is to prepare all students, regardless of where they are academically when they enter our building, for college success and a life of unlimited potential when they graduate. My 10th grade English class is a place where kids grow as readers and prepare for the rigors of 11th and 12th grade.
My students are dreamers, thinkers, poets, artists, writers, rappers, sisters, brothers, friends, mentors, and amazing human beings.
My students inspire me every day to work hard for them because of how hard they work for me, themselves, their families, and their future.
My students love to read. When they find a book that resonates, they devour it. Some of them, however, are more reluctant readers than others. They haven’t found that book that speaks to them yet.
More classroom books with gripping storylines mean more kids reading and learning about the love of reading.
My students want to see themselves represented in what they read, with plot lines that resonate with what they’re going through on a daily basis. I want all students in my room to find a book that they love, and this library starter is one way for us to get there!
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