Melissa Cournia, Standing Rock Middle School on the Standing Rock Reservation, ND

to read is to empower
to empower is to write
to write is to influence
to influence is to change
to change is to live
–Jane Evershed

 

I teach Reading to 6, 7, and 8th graders at Standing Rock Middle School on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. I am in my 9th year teaching and love working with middle schoolers to help them grow as passionate readers and writers.

The gift of my Book Love Library has helped me feed these passionate readers and allows them to share their reading and our books with the other people in their lives. My goal is empower the community they live in to become print-rich and passionateabout reading – this Book Love Library has gotten us one step closer!