“Our second-grade field trip in May was incredibly exciting for our students. As you know, we are a Title I school, so many of our students’ families face economic challenges. I can tell you that I had quite a few students this year who did not have many, if any, books at home for the students’ nightly reading homework.

One of my students wrote in her reading log over 20 times that she read Go Dog Go for her nightly reading. When these students got to choose twelve books to keep at our Global Book Exchange field trip, it was like winning the lottery for them.   Besides the field trip, I am also very thankful for the ongoing availability of books through the Global Book Exchange. Thanks to the huge number of books you house, over the last two years I was able to acquire enough large student dictionaries for my entire class. I can now teach lessons on dictionary skills and every student has a dictionary to work with at his desk. The support and services you provide are life-changing. I hope we can continue going to the Global Book Exchange on field trips and that you can expand the program to more grade levels and more schools in the area. Not only does it benefit students, but I don’t even want to think about what would happen to all those perfectly good books if your organization did not collect, house, and put them in the hands of those who need them.”   Kim Press Venetia Valley K-8 School Classroom Teacher

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