If you have students who have lived in the countries described in the texts in this unit—Colombia, Chad, and Afghanistan—invite family members to come into the classroom to talk with students about life in this country.
If you have a number of English language learners speaking the same native language, invite family members to come into the classroom to talk with ELLs in their native language about education, books, and reading in their home countries.
Invite family members or teachers to come into the classroom to talk about what reading instruction was like when they were children, and to discuss some of the reading challenges they faced and how they overcame those challenges.
Have educators or librarians from other countries where things may be different come into the classroom to describe this to students.
Invite mobile librarians to come into the classroom to talk about why there is a local mobile library (there may be mobile libraries for the elderly or for people in rural places in your area).
Invite a historian with an expertise on slavery to come and speak with the students about slavery in your particular area in relation to the content of More Than Anything Else.
Visit a public library for students to learn how to locate books in the library and the services available to students and families.
Visit an age-appropriate slavery/civil rights exhibition.
Identify people and/or places in need of books and help students to organize a book drive.