Culturally Responsive Literature
Culturally Responsive Literature (CRL) inspires a love of reading.
Reading culturally relevant literary works leads to greater self-understanding, the fostering of social relations, greater well-being, improved cognitive and academic development, and a higher disposition to participate in a civic and democratic society.
Studies prove that when students of all cultural backgrounds are exposed to and participate in curriculum which reflects their culture and identity, they not only value all cultures ~ they excel in all content areas.
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The examples below are student & teacher recommendations