Meredyth Martini, the Malverne School District’s special ed. director, inspired Davison Avenue Intermediate School students with a read aloud of Chris Barton’s “What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.”
The read aloud was part of the school’s celebration of Black History Month. Martini shared Jordan’s story of perseverance, determination and her lifelong mission of fighting for social justice and equality.
Through the DAV Black History Month Bookshelf, the students have learned about African Americans who made an impact in the world while overcoming challenges.
Courtesy Malverne School District; compiled by Nakeem Grant