ALPENA, Mich. — Alpena’s elementary schools are getting new books for the classrooms. Come fall, students will have more books on diverse cultures to choose from.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee serving Northeast Michigan, worked with donors to purchase a set of 20 books for Alpena’s six elementary schools. Committee members presented books to Besser Elementary School on Thursday, June 3.
Meaghan Gauthier, assistant superintendent for instruction said the donation is fantastic news for students.
“I think it’s great, said Gauthier.” I’ve worked with the MLK committee in the past to come and do assemblies for the kids. It helps to strengthen our efforts to promote diversity. We also have been working to add collections to our library to promote diversity in all walks of life,” she said.
The MLK Committee is made up of volunteers who work to promote education of diverse cultures and social justice.