More than half of students from low‑income households
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Please Help Us Read about the Holidays!
My students need 15 fiction books about the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
I am the librarian at a small public school which is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. My school has 150 students of many diverse and unique backgrounds. We are a Title 1 school with well over 65% of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Almost 15% of our students are homeless. Numerous families receive weekend food assistance in their child's backpack from our local food bank.
I hope by adding more recently published holiday books to our library stacks, my students will encouraged to develop a love of reading to last a lifetime.
With your help, my students will be ready and eager to reach their reading goals!
For many of my students, the only library they will ever visit is the school library. Every week I try to expose my students to new literature and to hopefully develop a love of reading via the traditional storytime. With my younger students, I have done lessons on Caldecott award winners and classic children's books to open their eyes to reading. Sadly, many of my students see reading as uncool and not fun and it is showing in their inability to read at their current grade level. I've asked for library binding or hard cover binding for these books so students for many years to come can enjoy and use these resources. With shrinking school budgets, often books for the media center are a low priority.
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