I am looking to update our classroom library to include books that are accessible to readers of different levels that feature more diverse characters and stories.
Providing students access to books at various reading levels and in different formats (i.e. ebooks) promotes educational equity. These books can be used as tools to help students learn more about current events and important topics high schoolers are discussing with each other and, in many cases, in classes with their teachers. Reading about characters that look like them or have gone through life experiences similar to their own also prompted educational equity.