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KYLE’S BANNED BOOKS UPCOMING LIBRARY PROJECT 

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Karla Guallpa-Delagado
An example of some of the banned books that Kyle’s Guidance Group received from the Donor’s Choose.

Kyle and Kyle’s guidance took the opportunity to create a library in the room. Kyle is going to be remodeling a closet in his room for a small library of banned books for everyone to be able to read. Kyle and his guidance group organized a fundraiser to collect money to be able to buy banned books for our library. Within 24 hours, Kyle got to the goal of $300 by the generosity of a family who kindly wanted to help us. The 300 dollars made us able to get 22 banned books for the library to start. 

The website is called donorschoose.org which helped Kyle’s guidance be able to get banned books. The total number of books was 22 some of the books were called, Gender Queer: A Memoir, Can I Touch Your Hair, The Hate U Give, and  Flamer.  The person who fully funded the project said,  “The Dalio Family is thrilled to support your classroom project! Thank you for the incredible work you do for the students in Connecticut. We are inspired by you.” 

The theme of this project is two-fold: representation of diverse readings and knowledge is power. The banned books are to enrich the curriculum to improve literacy skills and explore the concept of banning books throughout history. Many of the students here at ACE identify as part of a marginalized group due to race, identity, religion, etc. For these exact reasons, some books have been banned in schools, and students are not allowed to read banned books in class.  Some states like Florida, Texas, Missouri, and Utah can hold you criminally liable for reading or having it in the classroom. 

Thanks to the Dalio family again for funding the banned books project!

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