Closing the Imagination Gap through Literature


– I’m Kristina Dolce, I’m
the lead English teacher here at Esperanza Academy. Reading is really important,
and being able to see what’s possible in a way
that maybe you didn’t think before. If you’ve never
read a story where a girl is the main character making decisions, you have an imagination gap, right? You’re like, is that
possible, can I do that? So when the girls
articulate seeing themselves in a book and then saying I can do this, I can go to space, I
can have an adventure, I can help my town, I
can speak two languages and that’s a gift, that doesn’t
make me different or less, it’s a super power. That’s amazing to me, when
they can get that strength and that joy from literature, and that’s a blessing to watch happen.

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