Raíces Dual Language Academy in Central Falls, Rhode Island teaches bilingually (50% in English and 50% in Spanish) to create bilingual, biliterate students, yet much of the literature available to these pre-K through 6th grade students features white, English-speaking characters.
Our Lenten Book Drive for Raíces will help correct that imbalance by providing books for the school library reflecting the full diversity of Raíces’s student population. Due to a recent influx of new students into the school district, Central Falls schools are drastically underfunded; this is our opportunity to stock their library with literature that will help students envision their lives and their futures.
Your support can make a HUGE difference to students as they start to imagine possibilities for their futures. We owe it to them - and to ourselves - to empower them to reach for the stars! Please help us support the aspirations of children in our community by donating throughout Lent.
To view the featured book for each day, visit www.tinyurl.com/Lenten-Book-Drive
To see the full list of books on Raíces’ library wish list, visit www.tinyurl.com/Additional-Books
For more about what Raíces is and how they serve their community, visit these links: