My students are hungry for learning, and more specifically, literature choices that reflect characters who experience life similarly to them. Seeing themselves in their book choices will vastly improve engagement and motivation in reading.
As a whole, my students are eager to learn and put forth their full potential in all that they do.
They particularly enjoy it when I make learning relative to their lives. My students have already grown by leaps and bounds in their reading skills. By giving them more diverse literature choices, I hope to contribute to their increased love of reading.
These new books will make a huge difference in my students' learning. Seeing stories with a variety of characters increases the willingness to read. In addition, embracing diverse literature allows us to view the world through a new lens, thus enlarging our empathy and compassion.
My students have shared that their reading experiences are much richer and more relevant when they see themselves mirrored in the literature available to them.
Celebrating positive representation is very empowering to them and encourages them to embrace their dreams and expand their imaginations. This project is also vital in the sense that it allows my multicultural students to be seen and validated.
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