Books For Students, By Students
Ms. Melville’s 9th grade advisory know that stories are powerful: they tell us about our world, our selves, and our possibilities. When they looked for good books to share with a class of 2nd grade students at nearby Powel Elementary, though, they noticed that many children’s books don’t reflect their experiences. To explore what makes for engaging books, students read and reviewed a children’s book that resonated with them. Then they used what they learned to write and illustrate their own culturally relevant book for the 2nd graders at Powel.