Help My Students Get Their Own Books for an Author Visit
My students need their own personal copy of the book "Stealing Magic" for an upcoming author visit.
Have you experienced the magic of meeting an author in person? Many students don't get that chance, but mine will this March. Marianne Malone has donated her time to come visit my students. I want to give them the opportunity to have their own book signed by her.
My students are a wonderful, creative, funny bunch of fifth graders in a small, rural community in Illinois.
Our poverty level has risen and they don't have the funds to buy their own books for our author visit. I want each of them to take away from this experience that literacy is important and they are special too.
We are currently reading aloud Marianne Malone's book, "The Sixty-Eight Rooms." When I began reading it, I realized she lived a short distance from our town. I contacted her to ask if she could come and discovered what her author fee normally is. It is out of my classroom budget but when she heard what I wanted to do, she donated her time. Her second book has just come out.
Normally at an author's visit you would have the author's books for sale for students to buy. The poverty rate in my classroom is high and I knew many kids wouldn't be able to purchase her book. This project will ensure every student has their own book to be personalized by the author for them to keep.
I strongly believe in the importance books can make in children's lives.
Books open doors to worlds you can't imagine. The gift of a book for each student in my room shows that others, beyond their book-loving teacher, value literacy too. It will show that strangers care about them and inspire them to pay this generosity forward. Thank you for this opportunity.
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