We are very excited to be participating in a new program to help students gain interest in reading. We are now part of a national grassroots movement called Project LIT Community. Started last August by students at Maplewood High School in Nashville, Tennessee, the goal is to increase access to high quality, culturally relevant books and promote a love of reading.
Lift for Life Academy had their first Project LIT discussion and trivia contest on September 22 and featured the book Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhoades, a story about a young girl struggling to understand the lasting impact an event she wasn’t even born for affected her family and her city. The story delves into how this event has affected young people’s understanding of our country, even those who were born after the Twin Towers fell.
The next discussion in October will feature discussion A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park that follows the life of Salva Dut in the 1980’s, a young Sudanese Lost Boy and a counterpart in modern times, Nya, who has to walk two hours to water everyday for her family.
If you would like to purchase a copy for yourself and join our scholars for the discussion on October 27 from 9-10 AM. You can also support LFLA’s Project LIT Book Club by donating books from our Amazon Wish List at http://a.co/cvs3Lpg . Books purchased off this wish list will be shipped directly to LFLA. Any help to inspire our kids to love reading is appreciated!
If you have attempted to purchase books from our Scholastic Wish List, we have been having trouble with creating accounts, but we are continuing to use our Amazon Wish List and encourage you to look at these books for our students. We apologize for any inconvenience in attempting to donate books from our Scholastic list. All of the books on the Amazon wish list were requested by students, and they are anxiously awaiting the arrival of these books. This list is updated frequently as new books are requested, so please feel free to check back. Thanks for granting our book wishes! Learn more about us at https://liftforlifeacademyreads.wordpress.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @LFLAReads.