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If You Give a Child a Book Campaign delivers books to students at Buffalo United Charter School

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jan 21, 2021

Students receive books from the If You Give a Child a Book Campaign. Your generosity raised $12,000, giving over 2,000 books to students at United Charter School. Mel is live at Buffalo United Charter School with meteorologist Michelle McLeod. Today is the day we drop off the books to the school and students.

Books open a world of opportunity. Not all students have access to books and not all students have access to a library especially now with COVID, which is why our If You Give A Child a Book Campaign has been so important to students of Buffalo United Charter School.

Jeannette Franklin ELA 7th grade teacher says that being a part of this drive and benefitting from this drive is going to be amazing because students who wouldn’t ordinarily have an opportunity to get a book, get a book that they chose and are interested in. She says a lot of times students will shy away from reading because the teachers choose the books for them but, if students start to choose their own books then they will be more interested and more apt to read.

If you give a child a book you are opening them up to a world of opportunity. Nariya White knows a thing or two about the power of a book; she wrote one. She had a challenging situation at school, so she put pen to paper and realized the pen is mightier than the sword. She wrote the book A Slimetastic Day.

Dr. Julius Gregg Adams, PH.D., executive director, Educational Opportunity Center says reading is fundamental. It’s very important for language development, it’s very important to increase achievement level and also, cognitive ability.