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Eagle River Elementary School teacher receives $500 grant to expand classroom library Submitted: 09/12/2017
Allie Herrera
Allie Herrera
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Eagle River Elementary School teacher receives $500 grant to expand classroom library
EAGLE RIVER - An Eagle River Elementary School teacher wants to help make a difference in the lives of her students by using books. 

Fifth-grade teacher Tami Davis applied for a $500 grant for her classroom library through the Scholastic Book Clubs last year. The giveaway works with James Patterson's $1.75 million giveaway. 


"I love books. I'm obsessed with books. It's a thing. I have a lot of books in my classroom library. Well over 1,500--and a big thing for me is that we don't have a lot of multicultural books. It's much of the same," said Davis. 

This week, Davis found out she was one of 3,500 teachers from across the country to win the grant. More than 82,000 teachers applied. 

Davis says she wants to use the money to buy multicultural books because she believes students need to see themselves represented in the books they read. 

"This year we have a student that only speaks Spanish, so I would like to get some chapter books that are in Spanish so they can see themselves represented and they can read in their own language and feel comfortable expressing themselves in that language," said Davis. 

Davis says that through the grant she can also buy any school-related items. The money doesn't have to just go toward books. 
 
Davis also says she's looking forward to getting a book about a superhero who's deaf. 


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