A child who can read is a child who can change the world. However, not all children have access to the tools they need to become strong readers, and not all teachers are provided with the materials they need to help. But I want to partner with you to do something about that, one classroom at a time.
Every month, I’ll visit the Donor’s Choose website and choose one classroom that is in need of books or supplies. Then, I’ll make I a donation and ask this amazing community of book lovers to do the same.
This month’s classroom is Ms. Gunn’s class at John Early Middle School in Nashville, TN. Here’s what Ms. Gunn has to say about her classroom:
“I have wondering eighth grade students who I would love to help mold into readers for fun, not just as a grade for class. They love to learn within the classroom and grasp onto information that is interesting to them. I want to help them find this interest in books through different forms of fiction, as well as biographies.”
Ms. Gunn is raising money to purchase diverse books for her class library:
“Many of the books cater to my large African-American population of students, but there are many books from different cultures as well. Many of the books are award-winning books, and on top lists for young adult readers. For students who are new to reading for their personal pleasure, I would like to give them as many well-written books as possible with varying topics, genres, and cultures.”
Let’s get Ms. Gunn’s class the books they need!