I donated to “Bookless in Miami,” a second-grade teacher, through Donors Choose. She’d written:
When I first walked into my new classroom, I thought there must have been a mistake. “Where are all the books?” I asked the Assistant Principal. She pointed to a table of scattered books. I was in shock to find that there was no “classroom library” where students could find rich literature, and books from a variety of genres they could read from.
. . . My students need an abundance of interesting books that can be matched to their independent reading level in order for them to be kept motivated and entertained during their reading time.
Her students have the books. She sent photos.