Ms. Silk, 7th Grade Humanities Teacher, has been awarded a highly competitive Book Love Foundation grant to foster her students’ independent reading interests with hundreds of new books for her classroom library!
Ensuring the inclusion of culturally diverse topics and titles will allow Paul Cuffee Middle School’s classroom libraries to reflect our population’s diversity. This grant will help to ensure that our students not only read books that affirm their own cultural identities, but also those of characters whose cultural, racial, socio-economic, religious and gender identities are different from their own. “We are eager to build momentum and support the excitement that keeps our students engaged and hungry for their next independent read,” explained Ms. Silk. “This grant will help make that possible.”
Since 2013, the Book Love Foundation has been awarding grants to teachers who work to create a lasting love for reading for students of all abilities and backgrounds. By putting the best books into their hands and giving them time to read independently, students across America (and at Paul Cuffee School) will be on the path to becoming a future generation of avid readers and life-long learners.