I teach at a high poverty school that supplies 98% of our students free or reduced lunch. We have over 70% Hispanic students with the majority of them being English language learners. Some of our students have never been outside of our city, let alone on the opposite side of town. Most of my students do not live in two parent households and do not have the home support needed to promote and encourage academic success. The school where I teach at is often times the safest place for students to be because our administrators, educators, and staff provide them with love, safety, meals, and most importantly, an incredible learning environment where their talents, cultural diversity, and ideas are accepted and appreciated.
Our school is very unique and diverse. We have students and educators from different backgrounds and cultures. Our goal at our school is to make sure that every student is culturally aware of themselves and others.
These books will be used as mentor texts in group book studies and projects that are surrounded around African American History.
The seven books in this Coretta Scott King Classroom Library are powerful books that will help my students celebrate African American culture and our shared values. Black History Month is a great time for students to read books, watch educational videos, and learn more about the people who made a lasting impact in the African American community.
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