More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Diverse Books for Diverse Learners
My students need various books that are diverse in nature, and handle topics such as immigration, discrimination, and civil rights.
I am lucky to teach two awesome classes of students per day in English Language Arts and Social Studies. Between these classes, I see 60 students every day. We are at a high risk, Title I school. Our school has an extremely high English as a Second Language population and acquiring language and writing skills are critical to their success. I truly believe my students can conquer the world given the right tools.
The ability to read will be one of the most powerful tools our children can wield.
In my work as an ELA teacher, I am dedicated to planting the seeds to create compassionate, equitable, and powerful future leaders.
I designed this project to help fund my classroom library, with the focus being on books by authors of color, about characters of color. Studies show nearly 70% of books published feature characters that identify as white or are animals. While these books hold value in many ways, they don't always reflect the needs of my classroom.
My students need books featuring characters and stories they can see themselves in, and that will also increase their world view.
I have included books like Malala's Magic Pencil, The Only Road, and Teacup that work towards accomplishing that goal. By supporting my students, you are supporting our future that is compassionate and kind.
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