For my capstone project, I partnered up with Faith Hauger to create a book review website for the SLAB community called LE LIVRE. Our project seeks to promote a safe space for students to engage in discussions and form connections through their shared love of books. Welcoming students to express their thoughts and opinions freely, leads to an environment of mutual respect and understanding among its users. Encouraging students to build relationships with each other and freely exchange perspectives on the books they read, without fear of judgment. Ultimately, by creating an inclusive space for students to connect and engage, helps promote social and emotional well-being, community building, and fostering a sense of belonging.
In addition to promoting a reading culture, LE LIVRE addresses literacy issues and provides external resources and tools to generate awareness about such matters and promotes effective community engagement. In summary, the website creates a reading culture that promotes lifelong learning, intellectual curiosity, and improvement in literacy skills.
The creation of LE LIVRE along with our book club, has taught us how students interact with a community that encourages them to explore and expand their interests. It taught us the impact and difference that having a community can cause. Which was also our guiding question and main goal for LE LIVRE. We look forward to continuing to foster a love of reading and literature among our peers and we are excited to see how our project will be received by the SLAB community.