Classroom libraries are a critical resource for students and are, right now, perhaps more important than ever to maintain. Research has shown that a student’s academic achievement is closely tied to the amount of time spent reading. For classroom teachers to quickly and easily put contemporary and high-interest titles from their classroom library directly in the hands of students is critical for both reluctant and avid readers. It is also important to maintain a classroom library that is both current and represents the diversity of the student population by providing current to titles by authors of color and LGBTQ authors.
Applicant: Adrian Pickworth
Date Approved: Jan. 19 2021