Building My Library and My Future
Skip to Content
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Building My Library and My Future

Main Content

February 10, 2017

Montrell Manuel is an 8th grade student at Hopkins-Lloyd Community School. He sat down with us to talk about getting free books through the My Very Own Library program, his favorite book, and how reading more will help him succeed.

What is your favorite part of My Very Own Library?

I enjoy getting free books. This is my second year here, so I will have 20 books by the end of the year.

What is your favorite book? What book are you currently reading?

My favorite book is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. I’m currently reading The Making of a Navy Seal by John David Mann.

How does reading help your future? Why is reading important to you?

It will help me get a job in the future. Reading helps me understand things that I will need to know for the future. Reading is important to me to get further in life.

If you could be one character from your favorite book who would you be and why?

I would be Brian from Hatchet. He survived being in the wild and overcame adversity.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I get older I want to be a carpenter.


Volunteer to help at the next My Very Own Library event on February 15th. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

Have something to say? LEAVE A COMMENT:

The following required items were not provided or are in the wrong format. Please provide the required responses and submit again:

Your email address will not be published. All fields Required.

  Please enter your name
  Please enter a valid email
  Please enter a comment

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukehsa County blog and social media presence is designed as a source for information, sharing and collaboration about United Way and health and human service related topics. As part of our commitment to our readers, we expect all posters to abide by the following rules:
 • Posts and comments should be on topic, conversational, and serve to educate or entertain  
 • Posts and comments may not be unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, discriminatory, harassing, obscene or otherwise rude or in poor taste  
 • Posts and comments may not be used for any commercial purpose or otherwise to promote any outside organization or its activities
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County reserves the right, at our discretion, to remove any post or to revoke a user’s privilege to post to our page. Comments found to be in conflict with the guidelines above will be removed promptly.
Comments are not necessarily those of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and its employees and we do not guarantee the accuracy of these posts.