Literature for Learning: Equity, Equality, Anti-racism

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$4,430
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Project ends on October 31, at 12:00 AM CDT
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Literature for Learning: Equity, Equality, Anti-racism

The Borg Center for Reading and Literacy is working to expand our collection of children’s literature to include narratives, stories, and informational texts that represent a wide range of non-dominant perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures.

“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of a larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books.”

- Rudine Sims Bishop

We believe every child should experience the self-affirmation that comes from seeing their backgrounds and experiences reflected authentically in the books they read in school along with opportunities to peer into others' lives, and that every teacher should have the knowledge to choose and use literature to cultivate inclusive and equitable learning environments. The Borg Center for Reading and Literacy is a research and service center in the College of Education that supports the development of literacies across the lifespan. Our goal for this project is to expand our collection of children’s literature to include narratives, stories, and informational texts that represent a wide range of non-dominant perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. The collection will be accessible to faculty in the College of Education for research and teaching, teacher candidates for lesson planning and implementation, and most importantly, to children in our partner schools and families who access Borg Center services. By giving to this project, you are supporting the education of future teachers who will have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create anti-racist and democratic classrooms where all children can reach their full potential.

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$15

Buy a book!

$15 will purchase one text for teacher candidates to use in the Mary and Jean Borg Center for Reading and Literacy.

$30

Double up!

$30 will purchase a pair of texts for teacher candidates to use in the Mary and Jean Borg Center for Reading and Literacy.

$75

Short Stack

Your $75 gift will purchase five books for teacher candidates to use in the Mary and Jean Borg Center for Reading and Literacy.

$150

Fill a shelf!

Your generous $150 gift will fill a shelf with 10 books for teacher candidates to use in the Mary and Jean Borg Center for Reading and Literacy.

$375

Now we're bookin'!

Your $375 gift will purchase 25 books for our teacher candidates to use in the Mary and Jean Borg Center for Reading and Literacy!