Equity Through Book Choice and Community Collaboration

Ms. Brunetta Washington explains how her third-grade students thoughtfully, with great deliberation, assemble their Reading Wish Lists. Next, they want to procure the books they’ve selected for their Wish Lists. After searching their classroom library for their chosen books, they next take their Reading Wish Lists to the Chicago Public Library and, working with the public librarian, find their books there. A confident relationship with classrooms, schools, and public libraries helps children develop and support a sustainable reading habit.